Friends from most of the MUA congregations met at Oat St Chapel, Evesham for the Annual Asparagus Lunch. In spite of the gloomy weather, it was a joyful occasion. The service beforehand was led by the President of the General Assembly of Unitarian & Free Christian Churches, Rev. Bob Wightman, who spoke inspiringly about the importance of ministry of all kinds.
The lunch was up to the usual high standard, and had been splendidly organised by Dr. Peter Forder, Chairman at Evesham. One innovation for this year was the provision of e-tickets, with our names and menu choices on them, which made the waiting staff’s job a lot easier.
The traditional toast to civil and religious liberty was proposed by Rev. Bob, and he was thanked by Rev. Keith Hill. Then Immediate Past President of the MUA, Mrs. Alison Thursfield, thanked the Ministers’ Meeting for holding this Annual Lunch, and for their continuing witness through the centuries. Rev. Ant Howe thanked Oat St Chapel for their hospitality, and Dr. Peter Forder thanked the catering staff for the delicious meal.