Those of you who read my blog will know I’ve been working hard on getting published the sermons of a great Durham scholar and Methodist, C.K. Barrett, and his father Fred Barrett, in a series called Luminescence, of which the first volume is available on Amazon, and the second is on the way. Ann and I returned to Durham where we lived for three years in the late 1970s (B.C.— before cellphone, B.C. before computers). I was the last doctoral student of Kingsley Barrett. We returned to help celebrate the launching of the series of Barrett sermon volumes only shortly after what would have been Kingsley’s 100th birthday (it passed in May of this year). I was to give a lecture about his preaching, and then preach in Elvet Methodist, Sunday morning, the church where we attended, and next to which we lived in the caretakers cottage while Ann cared for the church and I did my dissertation. It was a trip back to our first real home after getting married. First of all, here we are with Penny and Martin Barrett at the Saturday seminar, where I gave my lecture in St. John’s College, Durham University.
Here’s Elvet Methodist and the caretaker’s cottage where we lived.