Although not strictly matters related to do with the Society, the parish which I attend – St Michael & All Angels in Harbledown was this week in Walsingham for our yearly retreat. With so many Bishops and Canons around Walsingham during our stay it was a wonder that the Church of England manages to function at all. But, it clearly does. Why so many Bishop’s and Canon’s in attendance? You might ask. Well the yearly Youth Conference was at Walsingham. For many of our parish the youth’s pilgrimage to the Shrine, some in bare feet was humbling. Especially when you consider that we’d stayed in quite sumptuous accommodation at the Shrine whilst in comparison to these young people were in basic tents – and yet their peace and quiet was they made their way towards the Benediction was truly remarkable. The slow steady progression of the 300 plus young people followed by Archbishop Justin Welby was remarkable and inspiring in that here the strength of the future of the Anglo-Catholic tradition is within these young people. In other news it’s with great joy that we have a new Bishop of Ebbsfleet - Canon Jonathan Goodall, former Ecumenical Adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury.We wish Jonathan all the best in his new role, and ask our members to remember him in our prayers!