Do you ever watch the news and then a few months later think...I wonder what happened there? Often even if the end of a story is covered it is on the inside pages and you miss it.
I was on the local news on Saturday, and on Sunday. There was a piece in the Times they decided not to focus on me although I had quite a few conversations with their reporter. I am in the Church Times (lovely picture apparently) and the Tablet may want to chat to me (so far they have spoken to the president of Cathsoc).
But the story is already dying down. It is a personal sadness to me that instead of focusing on the story of 1,000+ students who want a chaplain -in this day and age 1,000 students, why isn't that news?- the news people have focused on how upset I must be and how awful this is for me personally.
Now of course the news people will go away and the story will die a death.
So I have decided to use this blog to tell of what happens next. After all I don't know any unemployed vicars. I only know Vicars who have been forcibly removed from office or who have left in despair, but I don't know any who want to do the job, are in good standing with the Bishop and still not getting paid. That of course will change in the future, and I may be the first in a long line of vicars on the dole. So if you've ever wanted to know how a story ends, or what becomes of a chaplain when your church doesn't pay its parish share, then pull up a chair and spend some time. Indulge your morbid curiosity.
In the meantime I'm going to change one or two thing around here. Starting with that line about being dooced. Seems rather surpassed by events.
Also has anyone ever actually met Dave Walker, in his photos he looks tall and thin...is he? There is a reason for my asking.