This morning I was received into Membership at Railway Town Baptist Church - it was very moving, especially being on the 'other end' of words I have led so many times over the years.
The service seemed to go well - people were very kind in their comments, and no-one seemed to object to the service lasting 1.25 hours including Communion. The musicians did a great job with a blend of live and recorded music, so all was well.
When we were locking up, we discovered we were inside a police cordon, with a fire engine parked right outside our gate. A partial building collapse had occurred opposite us (probably only a chimney, and no casualties,thankfully). Hopefully my preaching didn't actually bring the house down!