Rowan was on brilliant form, beginning by saying that he was pleased to be described as "the outgoing ABoC - I thought I was rather shy." Other gems included:
- A Church should be like the Tardis, always bigger on the inside than the outside.
- We can't see the wind but we can see how it shapes the world.
- Satan fell by the force of gravity (GKC) we must not take ourselves too seriously, we need to be held aloft by the Spirit, like a kite.
- Open to the endless possibilities of the love that made the heavens and moves the stars.
The CEO of IntoUniversity also made a short speech pointing out that their work started in a CofE Church and all their centres so far are in partnership with Churches. We also had Baroness Eaton (who gave a short and moving speech) the Mayor of Hammersmith, and other local dignitaries, with the Villiers Quartet and the Choir providing the music.
Saw many old friends - a very good occasion.