Hello Cardiff

I’m at a meeting of church leaders as part of the development of the Porvoo Agreement. This links together the Anglican Churches of the British Isles with the Evangelical Lutheran Churches of Scandinavia. The meeting could have been in Copenhagan or Oslo … but it’s ‘Hello Cardiff’. At times it does sound rather like an ecclesiastical version of the Eurovision Song Contest. But, as always, these gatherings are fascinating. We all face similar problems. Some – particularly those funded by Church Tax – have resources beyond the dreams of the modest little SEC. But others, such as the Lithuanians, have far less than we do. What you learn is that you can’t put a price on faith, energy, creativity and commitment. And maybe, when it comes to churches, less is more.