A doctor, a policeman, a politician, a journalist and a lawyer walk into a church. No, it’s not the beginning of a bad joke but the cast list for a series of Lent sermons.
So what have they got in common? With the exception, perhaps, of the doctor, they are all professions which have been under fire lately.
The police have gone through the ‘Plebgate’ incident, politicians and journalists are perpetually believed to be self-serving, there are some who wouldn’t give the time of day to a lawyer and even doctors are having a rough time in the aftermath of the Mid-Staffordshire enquiry.
So, if these professions are not always seen as wholesome, what about the people in them, particularly those who profess the Christian faith?
This Lent, there is a chance to find out more during a series of 6pm Evensong Lent sermons at St Mary’s Priory Church, Abergavenny—entitled Faith in the Workplace—during which some key figures reflect on how their faith impacts on their work.
March 9th : …in the Health Service with Professor John Saunders ( Consultant, Nevill Hall Hospital and a leading inure in the Royal College of Physicians)
March16th: …as a policeman with Sir Trefor Morris CBE QPM(Former HM Inspector of Constabularies)
March 23rd: …in politics with Nick Ramsay AM (AM for Monmouth)
March 30th: … as a Journalist with Caroline Wollard ( Newsquest, Production Editor)
April 6th: ( Service at CHRISTCHURCH, North St) ….as a lawyer with Robert Phillips ( Solicitor)