Remembrance finally

Quick and enjoyable visit to Christ’s College, Cambridge, to preach on Remembrance Sunday.  Christopher the new Chaplain is working through his Irish and St Andrews ‘little black book’ – so Canon Jonathan Mason will not be far behind me.  A while ago, I dropped in on Jesus College Chapel where Niall, my nephew, is a Chorister.   As I looked at the young men of the Choir, I had a sort of Birdsong moment – thinking that they were just the kind of ‘not quite grown up’ people who ended up in the trenches.  And I had the same feeling yesterday.   Anyway, after much flailing around, I preached a sermon a bit like this