Yesterday we held the Parish Christmas Fair - a hugely successful event, and important especially in a place like the Cathedral. The many roles of the Cathedral can mean that the parish element is overlooked; yet there is a sizeable regular community here, and occasions such as this celebrate it and help to build it up. Above, you may spot a be-cassocked seminarian browzing at the book stall, centre ..
Elizabeth, my PA, has an impressive side-line in preserves and chutneys, which always sell well. She markets them under the title 'The Cat's Whiskers' and she is (I can reveal) provider of marmalade by appointment to Archbishop's House!