Clergy Conference – the official line

I have to try and keep ahead of members of the clergy who are filing blog entries by carrier pigeon from the Diocesan Clergy Conference.  Well – a good time is being had by all .. wish you were here … etc.  Certainly my attitude to these events in the past has tended to be, ‘I have to go – so I’ll go’ and I have enjoyed them well enough when I’ve been there.  But I suppose I feel a bit different about it now.  I am very aware that our clergy are separated by very large tracts of moor and mountain – so it is important for us to spend some time together and develop a sense of what it is that we are trying to do together.