By now I imagine the news about the new Bishop-in-waiting will have got around. Sarah Bullock will be made Bishop at St Paul’s on 3rd July; it's just possible she may be able to join us for Chris Precious’ licensing service on the 8th July!
For those who remember women first being made priests 25 years ago, it may seem strange it’s taken so long to get women bishops and a few years longer to get one as one of the four bishops in our diocese. Sarah will be looking after the Shropshire part of the Lichfield Diocese following on from Mark Rylands.
So next month will be all change and I’m sure both Chris and Bishop Sarah will be welcomed. As it’s my last full month, I’m responding to a call to see more of my paintings; see the separate article for more on that.
God bless, and you will always be welcome, at any of our churches!
Andy (Interim) Rector
Morning Prayer: every Wednesday in June, 9am at St Peter's Melverley