The reflections of a rural archdeacon on life and issues in the Yorkshire Dales. Supporting over 180 churches in an area that covers Teesdale, Swaledale, Wensleydale, Nidderdale, Harrogate and Wetherby, a Church of England archdeacon shares some of the questions and challenges that everyday ministry throws up.
It's been a great day for sharing a shovel with a neighbour, having long chats on the phone with people you can't get to see, walking across snow-clad fields, drinking tea with the residents of a nursing home and researching places to buy 4X4's on the internet. But I know the snow has caused a little disappointment for Richmond where their new Rector, John Chambers is being welcomed, this evening, in the weather-bound absence of many who would love to be there but daren't venture out. John, we hope your new ministry will be very happy inspite of the chilly start.