|Our fascinating Tower of London tour|
By contrast, in the afternoon, we attended evensong at St Paul's Cathedral. The sovereignty of God exuded from magnificence of the cathedral and the sung liturgy.
Interestingly Sue and I felt God was continuing to speak to us through this service about asking Him for what we need. One of my reflections as we travel is that there is so much that we don't know or is out of our control, we simply have to trust God!
The cathedral had many many visitors and few regular worshippers. While The Well had mostly regular worshippers. Both had their liturgy that would need explaining for people who were unchurched. The Well did this in a relaxed, talk you through style that encouraged you to be a part of what was happening, right from the tea and coffee before (and during) the service, and the friendly welcome from many people who talked to us, through to interaction with others during the service, through to a birthday celebration for Julie (who is married to the pastor of the Well) with cake and wine at the end of the service. The Cathedral service helped new people through by a written order of service which told us when to stand and when to sit. However, despite having so many visitors and a magnificent space, I didn't really feel personally welcomed and part of the worshipping community. Some of the language, and most of the beautiful music was new or inaccessible for me or newcomers.
Altogether a great day in which we met with God in very different settings.