From the Dean’s Desk
No matter what adversities we face we are called to love one
another, grow together in faith, serve and disciple others. This is
our Vision as a parish community.
Our challenge of assisting the diocese financially in order to help
with legal costs is a real one and the Dean, Wardens and Treasurer
will take a proposal to Parish Council for discussion this next week.
We feel sure that we will be able to meet the request without
jeopardising or interfering with our cathedral ministry, and we would
hope that you the parish will support us. Once details have been
worked out there will be a parish meeting on Sunday 10 August at
11.15 am. Until then, I would ask for your prayers and that you not
be anxious about the outcome. We have overcome a great deal
already and we will continue to move forward with God’s blessing
Last Sunday, Choral Evensong was a wonderful event with a full
Cathedral to hear our choir at its very best before leaving for the
UK. As Choir Director and Organist, Michael Deasey is to be
congratulated on bringing the Choir to such a high standard and I
am sure those who hear them sing in Exeter and Lichfield
Cathedrals will embrace them warmly.
On Friday we farewelled our dear friend, Gareth Bullock, in a
moving and musical service here in the Cathedral. It is always a
great loss for any parish to lose one of its members and we are
grateful for the gifts of leadership (Parish Council), and music
(10.00am service) Gareth contributed to our community. We hold
in prayer his wife Sandy, son James and Angharad, Bethan and
Kerrie Drew as they come to terms with his quite sudden departure
from this earthly life. Gareth was an incredible witness to his faith
to those of us who shared in his last days. May he rest in peace
and rise in glory.