Back in the old days, I’d regularly do the three-in-one run on a Sunday: early service in one church, mid-morning in a second, and 11-something in a third. Nowadays intend to just get invited to the Big One; and anyway I’m getting old, and bishop’s robes just take SO long to get off and on…
So it was with some trepidation that I accepted the Dodgson Challenge, from Geoff D., lay minister in a Benefice between vicars, to do the traditional run and take the services at Conington, Lolworth and Svavesey back-to-back. They were very kind and provided a pass-the-bishop chauffeur service as well as forgiving me all my sins (each church of course makes a point of Doing Things Differently, some of which I was told about and some of which …). And a very decent lunch indeed at Geoff and Rosemary’s was a most pleasant reward.
A good reminder too of what so many of our clergy and lay ministers do week in week out: good on them I say!
Photos: the beginning and the end – Conington at dawn and coffee at Swavesey (with the organist: note the musical tie!).