Well, I try to get from one end of Canon 4 – the Election of Bishops – to the other. Keen-eyed readers will have seen a re-advertisement seeking nominations in the election for the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles. But I also continue to do the day job – some time ago we put May 15 in the diary for a large Casting the Net diocesan event. When there is snow on the ground, May 15 seems a long time away. But it isn’t. So we are having to do some rapid thinking about it.
Meanwhile I am in Belfast, having been to Dublin today for the funeral of one of Alison’s uncles. This was the delightful Uncle Harold who died on Tuesday, having driven himself over for lunch with his daughter. He always carried a measuring tape in his pocket just in case.
Then it’s home tomorrow. Oxford on Sunday to preach a Ladyday University Sermon in Oriel, my old College. I’m being met by a retired priest from Oxford with whom I did a placement 35 years ago. Then back to Edinburgh on Monday morning for two days of Faith and Order Board and the Mission and Ministry Board – where we hope to pick up on the outcomes of the Consultation on Mission and Ministry Policy for the SEC which we ran last week.