At the end of last year, one of my closest friends and I set out for a weekend in York. We planned it to be full of food, laughter and exploring this beautiful city. Mind you, I also needed to run an errand, a ‘hit two birds with one stone’ kind of thing. I needed to go to York Minster to ask if they had some type of clergy lost property box because a few months prior I had left my preaching scarf there whilst deaconing for Bishop Julie and Bishop Sam’s consecration service.
May I take this opportunity of wishing you all a very blessed 2022, and I pray we can look towards it with hope as we put our trust once again in God. As we look back to 2021, there have again been many challenges that we have had to face, but there have also been some amazing achievements that we can be thankful for, such as the extraordinary vaccine programme, which has undoubtedly saved many lives; as well as the opportunity to gather back in person to worship together as