Saturday, September 12, 2009
Today was Open Doors Day - a day when normally closed buildings across Bristol are opened to the public. We qualify by opening parts of the church that are not normally accessible, like the roof and the bell tower. We also make displays of our vestments and silver and so on. Oh, and we serve tea ...
It was a great day, with a lot of hard work put in by all concerned.
I had to go out at lunch time to dedicate a cross in the churchyard of St John's, Bedminster. St John's was destroyed in the war, and was then absorbed into my parish. There had been a church on the site since before the Domesday Book, and it was the Mother Church of St Mary Redcliffe. So we owe it our ecclesial life, so to speak. So it was with gratitude that I went to dedicate the cross, and to pray in the site of ancient prayers.
All in all a good day.