Welcome to Barry's Blog and my ramblings on various current events and family news.
Sunday, 12 June 2011
On Saturday Julia and I took part in a walk around the "Holy City" of Southall. It comprised people of all ages and faiths and we called in on a wide variety of places of worship, Christian, Islamic, Sikh, Buddhist... It was fascinating and we all got to understand each other a bit more. Strangers are scary, friends are not so the more friends we make the better. There was also a multi-faith event taking place in a park in Southall where we had lunch, again a great experience.
I am a retired Consulting IT Specialist. I have been married to Julia for 45 years and we are blessed with four children; David, Andrew, Lawrie and Hélèna. Not forgetting the "other half's"; Gaew married to Andrew, Lawrie's partner Emma and Hélèna's husband Sam.
In addition we have a grandson - Henry Thomas, son of Lawrie and Emma. Henry was three in April - time flies
I am now ordained as a Permanent Deacon in the RC Church - date of ordination 8 June 2013 so am now in my third year of ministry.