Sunday, 1 July 2012
I travelled to Chelmsford Cathedral today for my friend Sharon's Ordination. I paraded in with the other clergy and stuck out like a sore thumb!!! hahaha however, Alexandra (one of Sharon's daughters) told me after the service that it was 'really cool to see you walking up the isle in your full uniform' - so I made one person's day at least :))
The service was very moving and it was a priviledge to be asked by Sharon to attend in the role of 'supporting clergy'. Chelmsford Cathedral is such a magnificient building and the atmosphere within certainly added to the occasion.
Sharon and I first met at Redbridge Technical College (as it was called in an bygone era) where we took a shorthand and typing course - just sweet 16 (this year we both celebrated our 50th) We then went our separate ways and caught up with each other again 8 years ago when I moved back in to the area.
It still seems incrediable to me that we are both, although in different denominations, ordained minsters of the gospel - when we were 16 that thought was far from our minds.. Isn't it funny how life turns out?