Sunday, 6 November 2011
At the 9.30 Communion this morning (ahead of the 10.30 First Sunday Thing), we were still reflecting on All Souls' Day earlier in the month as we read the Christian hope in the earliest writing from the New Testament beginning 'We do not want you to be uninformed about those who have died'. We prayed for all those who had gathered for the parish's All Souls' Day service. We remembered also and in particular John Brown, a retired Bishop from Cleethorpes whose Funeral had taken place in the week. Few people locally really appreciated what a remarkable man there was living among us - demonstrated particularly by his Christian and diplomatic skills when he was our Bishop for the Arabian Peninsula through the time Terry Waite was in capitivity and through the Gulf War. His name was one of those included in the First Sunday Thing's celebration of all the saints afterwards.