On Friday 30 September, we welcomed three friends for lunch. The first were the Revd John Cox and his wife, Joyce. John has been the minister of the local URC church, Christ Church, for several years. He and Joyce have been good friends of the canonry since we moved here, and both will soon be leaving Chelmsford, as John begins his new ministry in Ohio, USA. We wish them well as they settle into their new life back in the United States.
Our other guest was Sister Jane Louise of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. Sister Jane is also a good friend of our community. She is currently based in Walsingham and was recently named one of the 2016 Catholic Women of the Year. We keep her and her work at England’s National Shrine in our prayers.