It looks like I will be heading to a funeral again this week. A woman from the Opoho parish had two strokes this week and died on Saturday morning. Sadly her husband survives her, a retired minister, and he is wheelchair-bound. It looks as if he will probably have to go into a home so that he receives the care that he needs.

One of the downsides for being religious in a post-Christian nation is that I attend more funerals than other rites of passage: christenings, confirmations, weddings…

At least there’s catering!