This week my wife is organising the farewell dinner for our pastor, Jamie Long, in her capacity as church secretary and lay leader of last resort. While she’s been taming the whirlwind I’ve been observing people’s reactions. There’s been lots of business, lots of conversation, lots of prayer, and overall I think things have been positive and optimistic. But some are uncomfortable with being in transition, being in liminal space. Others are still in shock. Reassurance is important too. I think it will be an interesting time, seeing how true we are to the priesthood of all believers.