Hope to emerge blinking into the light after General Synod later today. It seems more at ease with itself these days. When I stand back and look at it, there is an astonishing level of competence on view from those who slog away at the developmental and management life of the church. Indeed one ponders whether the competence is in inverse proportion to the size of the church. There was a very good dinner last light – full of episcopalian bloggers too busy pondering how they might chronicle the event to be able to enjoy it themselves. Ivor Guild made a wonderful and nostalgic speech about some of the great figures of the past. Pity there are no characters like that around nowadays. But then again ….