I’m sitting writing this at the beginning of September, which means a lot of change has happened in recent weeks. The school has come back after the summer holiday, there are new children, and the rest have all moved up a year. My friend, flat-mate and colleague of the last year, Andreas Wenzel has moved out of the flat, and shall very soon be moving on to Leeds where he will study Arabic and Islamic studies for a year while he discerns his calling to the Priesthood with the Diocese in Europe. We marked the coming to an end of our time together at Saint Matthew’s with a meal out, just the two of us. We decided to go someone a bit more extravagant than we normally would, and went to The Wolseley Restaurant in Piccadilly-it’s a bit expensive, but worth every penny. My current flat-mate and colleague is now Chris Minchin, who arrived the first weekend in September, from his native Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
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.