I have now completed my self imposed Lenten task to blog everyday through Lent.
It has been more demanding than I bargained on, even though most posts pointed readers to other posts.
So I am going to have a rest from blogging for a week or so.
"Rest" has another meaning, however, this morning as I write. Over the weekend the Diocese of Christchurch learned that a treasured colleague, Andrew Starky, died suddenly on Holy Saturday.
Please pray for his wife Kathryn, their son Daniel and their extended family, as well as the Parish of St Michael's and All Angels who have lost their Vicar.
Andrew held other responsibilities in the Diocese and leaves an empty place at important decision making tables. We are all bereft.
His funeral is 11am Friday 21 April at St Michael's and All Angels.
See now this moving post by Fr Ron Smith.
It was a moving, solemn service, now viewable on YouTube.
An obituary published in the Press on Saturday is here.
Bosco Peters has published the eulogy he delivered at the service here.