Good day today – we welcomed Mark Russell, Chief Executive of Church Army, and gathered together some of our facilitators, Liaison Officers and clergy. As we’ve moved forward with Mission Action Plans, we’ve gradually come to be more aware of the vocational dimension of all this. Which sounds a bit grand – but it actually is a ‘binding together’ dimension to it all.
Mark and I had never met – which is strange because he attended Portadown College and grew up in that remarkable community the day before yesterday. So we had a sort of Northern Ireland – or Norn Irn – exiles thing which was mutually refreshing but not of the slightest interest to anybody else. But he was great.