Alan and Usha Update
Not a lot to report on the Alan and Usha engagement (for those who haven't a clue what I am talking about, see previous posts under Ambridge!) However, Usha now has an engagement ring, the date has been set for August, the wedding will take place in St Stephen's in Ambridge, and Rachael, a friend, has been asked to officiate at the ceremony. They have decided to include Hindu prayers in the service.
All they have to do now is tell the parish. Next week, it is the Church AGM. They have decided to 'slip in' an announcement under Any Other Business. It's all building up for the most amazing explosion. My experience as a real Vicar is that AGMs get everyone a bit tense even when there is no need for them to be. Precisely not the time, in fact, to make a personal announcement that you know is bound to be controversial. I am sure that the script-writers are aware of this and hence are doing a good job at showing church dynamics in action. My bet is that there will be resignations from the Church Council. My money is on Shula, one of the main characters, to be one of the first to go.
You will be amongst the first to know!
It's Friday already and I need to get our weekly Newsletter done for Sunday. Have a good weekend whatever you are doing.