Last night I had the most pleasant surprise. Lisa came to join Andreas and me for a light evening meal in our flat, and at half past 8 the door bell rang. When I answered I was surprised to discover that it was Reverend Canon Paul Greenwell at the door, he was in London for a meeting and came to find me! We had a good chat in the hour that he stayed, and I must say I was very pleased to see him. (For the benefit of the readers of this article from Saint Matthew’s, Paul Greenwell and I are from the same place, and are both products you could say, of Saint Saviour’s Church, Shotton Colliery, the only difference is he is now the Precentor of Ripon Cathedral and I’m a poor and lowly Pastoral Assistant).
Our pastoral assistant, Andrew, has been writing his "Andrew's Travels" column in his Parish magazine for three years. He continues to contribute and his current articles will be published here.