Today’s the day when British Methodism stirs itself from the summer hiatus. Up and down the land there are ministers beginning new appointments but new appointment or not, there’ll be a sense of fresh beginnings as the round of church business gets going once again.
All this means changes for me too. For one thing, I’m no longer a “Methodist Minister in Wales”. My new appointment puts me just over the border into England and sees me returning to pastoral ministry after 5 years with the Training Network. As of today I’m Superintendent of the Shropshire and Marches Circuit, so I’m not anticipating being short of things to do. Even so, a day for fresh beginnings is an ideal opportunity to start again with the blog too: expect to see a lot more life here than there has been over the last several months.