On Sunday May 21st 1972 a (Buddy Holly) bespectacled ministerial student was ordained into Baptist ministry, in Chatsworth Baptist Church, West Norwood (where we were married in 1968). So many rich memories of the occasion crowd in - with Barrie White the preacher and my dear Dad sharing in the laying on of hands. Members of my first church in Blackburn travelled down to share in the service, and one of them took the photo on the front of the Induction Service leaflet and blew it up so that nobody with poor eyesight could miss it! Tom Baldwin, one of my future deacons, was the official Blackburn town hall photographer who loved enlargements.
Carol and I are quietly and thankfully sharing memories this weekend with a good dollop of wonderment about the 50 years since. All with profound gratitude to God who has seen us through. I know it's asking your forbearance but I hope to post some reflections soon.