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Alan and Pat live and work in Bordeaux. Alan is a pastor and Pat was a nurse. Now we work with UFM worldwide. Read on! (If you'd like to know what took us to Bordeaux, then start with the archives from September 2004)

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

A quick weekend in the UK

We just got back from a quick weekend visit to the UK where as part of Christ Church Deeside's 40th anniversary celebrations we visited for me to preach. They're having all the old boys visit with our bathchairs and zimmer frames. Next week is Peter Milsom. They've already had visits from Mike Leaves and Mark Rowcroft, and possibly Iwan Rhys Jones, too.

I was a little nervous about preaching in that setting. I am more used to small groups now, and to getting answers to my rhetorical questions, but folks are kind and it was good to be there. Another interesting feature is that the church has several retired pastors in the congregation now - on Sunday morning there was John Davies, Stuart Olyott and Bill Hughes. Still, after Banner it takes more than that to terrify me.

We are sat just over this left wing.
The weekend was quite full:

We arrived on Saturday and were whisked to a Church Officers' Social Buffet.

Sunday we had the morning and evening services as well as a Bordeaux update in the afternoon and a Church Officers' business meeting in the evening.

Monday found me at the local pastors' fraternal - it was great to see folk again - then invited to someone's home for tea to meet up with one of our old collaborators in Bordeaux, Abigail Matthews. Then off for supper with Gerry, one of Pat's old colleagues. Pat and Catrin then went off to an activity run for those with learning difficulties where Catrin accompanied a splendid song about vegetables.

Tuesday morning off at 8 to get the plane home, wherein we all slept, and arrived home safe, tired, but happy.


Emmanuel said...

Did you fall of the plane or what? How can you be sat on the left wing and take a picture of the plane.

Alan said...

Someone else took the photo.