Dear friends, greetings from damp and dreary Greenwich in SE London
It's All Saints Day, which always prompts me to give thanks for our time as part of the All Saints family and also the joy of living in the Hataitai and Kilbirnie community for nine years.
This week, by my calculation, is the 10th anniversary of us opening and dedicating the All Saints Centre on that memorable weekend in 2013.
What a journey that was, which as Vicar I only joined towards the end. But I remember with gratitude the part so many of you took and the sacrificial giving of time, talents and money in helping realise our vision and get it 'over the line'. And not forgetting our late friend Basil Wakelin, who was so involved in the building and commissioning phase.
I hope the building is bearing the test of time and continues to be a blessing to many, as I'm sure All Saints people are as well.
Do greet the 'saints' on behalf of Lizzi and me. We are both busy in our respective work and these days a lot more involved in supporting our remaining elderly parents - it's good to be in the same country as them for this season of their and our lives.
Blessings in Christ and grace and peace to you all