The Revd Kenneth Maclean
Many people in the Severn Loop will be sad to learn of the death on Wednesday 24th January of The Revd Kenneth Maclean. He was Rector of Bicton, Montford, Shrawardine and Fitz from 1990 to 1996. Someone has written: I'm so sorry to hear about Kenneth, although he had been ill for some time. He was a lovely, kind, charming gentleman. As a family we were all very fond of him. He will be remembered with love by us all.
Let us also remember in prayer Joy and the family.
Coventry Cathedral put up a notice offering this welcome. Does it apply to all churches?
We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, gay, confused, filthy rich, comfortable or dirt poor.
We extend a special welcome to wailing babies and excitable toddlers.
We welcome you whether you can sing like Pavarotti or just growl quietly to yourself.
You're welcome here if you're 'just browsing', just woken up or just got out of prison.
We don't care if you're more Christian than the Archbishop of Canterbury, or haven't been to church since Christmas ten years ago.
We extend a warm welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast.
We welcome keep-fit mums, football dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters.
We welcome those who are in recovery and those who are still addicted.
We welcome you if you're having problems, are down in the dumps or don't like organised religion. (We’re not that keen on it either!)
We offer a welcome to those who think the Earth is flat, work too hard, don't work, can't spell or are here because granny is visiting and wanted to come to the Cathedral .
We welcome those who are inked, pierced, both or neither.
We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down their throats as kids or got lost in the city centre and wound up here by mistake.
We welcome pilgrims, tourists, seekers, doubters... and YOU!