As I’ve said before on this blog, I don’t know a great deal about +James but the early signs have been very encouraging. He’s already done enough to convince me this is going to be a very different kind of leadership for Rochester, and a number of small gestures that together add up to a change in culture. It’s still early days, but you can definitely see good things coming.
The service itself went very well and was a nice mixture of the traditional and more creative elements. I appreciated the packed lunch under my chair, having heard about the feeding of the 5,000 and the generosity of God.
However, might I recommend that to the Diocese that if a Powerpoint presentation is to be given about life in the diocese in such a service as the one we have just had, you might consider asking someone to help who has a considerably greater level of expertise in Powerpoint – both its production and then execution – than was on display today. Successful operation of such presentations in a church service is not just a matter of hitting a button and, sadly, we were reminded of that once again today.