Saturday, August 25, 2007

A Global Parish


John Wesley's oft quoted declaration, "The world is my parish," seemed quite literal to me as I crossed paths with a CWM parishioner in the hinterlands of Northern Wales last week!

Driving out the long and winding road to Beaumaris Castle on the isle of Anglesley last week I spotted a parishioner from CWM hiking down the side of the road. As we approached from behind I excitedly told my partner, "Hey, that's Elizabeth!!" As we zoomed past I look around for confirmation and sure enough it was true!! We turned around the car and pulled over to offer her a ride.

We had a joyful and surprising reunion, took pictures to ensure that people would believe us and parted ways again as I headed back to Oxford to continue my studies.

I suppose a pastor can never quite leave the parish!

2 comments:

Jules said...

Tiffany. that is so amazing to run into someone from home when you are both so far away from that place. Isn't life just stunning sometimes? I hope you had a fabulous trip.

Stephen said...

You were that close? You should have to come to Manchester and I'd have taken you out to lunch!