It has been good to meet my fellow bloggers Tim Chesterton and (rather briefly) Paul Trathen. I don’t think I have mentioned Paul here before; his blog is called the journey home. I have mentioned Tim’s blog An Anabaptist Anglican, but perhaps not his other blog Tale Spin which is more about his music and his story-telling. Tim is an Anglican pastor in Edmonton, Canada, but originally from here in Essex. Paul is also an Anglican priest, but still is here in Essex.
I met up with Tim yesterday (Thursday) in his old home village of Southminster, about 20 miles from me in Chelmsford, and we had a good chat. And then this evening I went to the concert he gave at the old village church of Rawreth, only fifteen minutes from home, where Paul is the parish priest, so I was able to talk to him in the interval. Folk is not generally my favourite type of music, but Tim performs really well, so I enjoyed the evening a lot. I was also pleased to be able to support Habitat for Humanity, for which this was a fundraising event.
The photo is of Tim getting excited while introducing a song, with Paul in the background looking straight at the camera – which is actually my mobile phone, hence the moderate quality.
There is just still a chance to hear Tim perform again in England, tomorrow evening 30th June, 7.30 pm, at St. Leonard’s, Southminster. See here for details.