the magnificent refurbishment of this Cathedral.
cannot be said aloud.
the Holy Communion which we celebrate today.
Through the women’s movement, through the depression, through the miners strike, through the growth of the universities, through rising and falling standards of living, through poverty and inequality, through migrations, through hardship, through the expansion of education and the health service. The Church has been present. The Church has invested. The Church has cared. The Church has prayed. The Church has lifted up the bread of life.
A whole machinery of advertising exists solely to convince men and women from childhood to the grave that happiness comes from spending money and acquiring possessions. That message is a lie but it surrounds us every moment of our waking lives.
years and to God be the glory. Amen.