I’ve just done one of those Knowing Me, Knowing You sessions that I do from time to time that allow members of the congregation to get to know me a bit and ask any questions about who I am and where I come from.
I asked the group for permission to share the questions. Here’s what they asked me.
- How did you get from the Salvation Army to the Scottish Episcopal Church?
- Why were you into politics and why did you leave it behind?
- How has the congregation changed and why?
- What was your curacy like? Were you really in charge of a cathedral when you were a curate?
- Is there a God shaped hole in everyone?
- Do you have a boyfriend?
- Where in Yorkshire do you come from?
- Where in Scotland do you come from?
- Did you come here as Provost?
- What do you mean when you say you hated your training?
- What are the good points and the bad points of being Provost of St Mary’s?
- How do have you used the Maths and Computing skills you got in your first degree?
- Do you want a new cat?
- Where are you going next? And when?
- Do you believe in Predestination?
- Is there space for more razzmataz at St Mary’s?
- Salvation Army vs High Church. Is it very different?
- Prayer? How do you pray?
- How do Bishops and Provosts get on?
- What’s a Canon?
- How do you relax?
- What did Chaplaincy work teach you?
- Where would you like to work?
- Where have you been overseas?
- What TV do you like?
- What’s the difference between the role and the person?
Great questions and as always a really interesting session. I think a lot of congregations would like their rector to do an any questions session from time to time. It is always worthwhile.
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