I started these thoughts on 18 March, the day after the C of E announced it would suspend public worship to slow the spread of coronavirus. It was a Wednesday and I was meant to be presiding at the mid-week Eucharist at St Mary’s… the first service that didn’t happen.
That was a long time ago now, a hundred days to be precise. Quite a few of you have already told me you won’t be going back to church any time soon, the risks being still too great, so could I please go on doing this?
Well, sadly no, Saturday 4 July will be the last. And then it won’t be long, I hope, before we meet for real. “For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face” (1 Corinthians 13:12).