I am the door …

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The parish register at Grantchester suggests that it is nine years since a Confirmation was held (though some members will have been confirmed at their schools). So it was a joy to preside at a packed church on Sunday, as four folk were confirmed and baby Alexander baptised alongside two of them as well.

Prowling around the church before the service I came across this old door on its south side, the sort whose old oak is now as hard as iron, and wondered how much change it had lived through – not just keeping the thieves and the elements out but welcoming in all who seek the fullness of  life that Christ can bring. May that be God’s gift to those baptised and confirmed on Sunday here and everywhere.