Thursday, 15 May 2008

Numb-Bottomness Ahead.

The Church of Scotland, the denomination I happen to be a member of, holds a week long annual business meeting in Edinburgh. The clergy take turns to go, normally once every four years. There are an equivalent number of elders at the meeting too. It's called the General Assembly, it starts today, and this year I am one of the "chosen ones". I will be commuting by train to Edinburgh for a week (four kids and a puppy and the laundry call me home each day). The downside of the Assembly is that it's often desperately boring - interesting subjects get made boring by the style of the thing - all deliverances and amendments and addenda and counter-motions. But it's a necessary service to the church, and is a feature of the presbyterian style of church government that the CofS adopts. But on the upside you get to see pals you haven't seen for years and go for coffee with them. Yippee!

6 comments:

Father David Heron said...

A Church Meeting. Yaaaaawwwwn.

Doorman-Priest said...

Me too, but I do agree that the socialising (almost) make them worthwhile.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Do you knit or crochet? I'd be cranking out scarves by the dozen. (Well, not quite, but I'd probably do two or three.)

AnneDroid said...

Lol, we could have everyone in the hall knitting squares during the debates and then have them assembled into blankets! It ,ight get a bit noisy though...

dickiebo said...

I reckon you're dead right - being seen in the right places! Never know what it may lead to! Lambeth Palace, perhaps?

lynn said...

LOLOL Love the title of this post (numb bottom)

I'd take a laptop and see if they have wi fi access like I'm doing at the moment in a library I'm supposed to be working in........................better go!