Alison and I were very grateful for the cards, gifts and greetings we received last week. Thank you so much. Thirty years is a long time – especially as we thought in 1990 that we were only going to be here for seven! Special thanks to Sharon who seems to have been busy last week.

Raymond is looking forward to announcing the name of the new Area Dean of Swindon in next week’s bulletin. He has been covering this job since March after the resignation of his predecessor.