On Ascension Day we held a festival service to give thanks for the successful renovation of the church and to rededicate the building and ourselves to the mission of Christ. Bishop David preached and presided at the Eucharist. In his address he reminded us that he had written of a church building as a place of warmth and welcome, and added that it also needs to be a place where we can feel a sense of God’s presence, a flexible space for worship, and a base from which we move out into the world to bring Christ’s love to those around us. As with the disciples at the Ascension, we are at the end of one part of our journey and the start of another – one which might take us into unexpected places. We must be open to hear God’s voice and follow where he leads.