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Fathers' Day | :: Alastair :: Cutting ::
There have been a couple of posts on Father's Day recently. John Inge, Bishop of Worcester, started the roll, and Dave Walker has a number of other links here on the Church Times blog. I retain a little scepticism at this new-found festival. Not that I have anything against fathers - I have an excellent father, and indeed I have been one myself for nearly 2 decades. It's just that Fathers' Day seems to have arrived somewhat out of the blue in the early 20 century (dare one say it, from the States) as a complementary celebration to Mothering Sunday. Well it must be for real now that the Church of England have prayers for it. And actually I quite like the What Dads Add link site, so perhaps I am just being churlish. In 2008, Michael Colclough, previously my Team Rector in Uxbridge, moved from a subsequent position as Bishop of Kensington, to be a residentiary canon at St. Paul's Cathedral in London. Michael promptly started calling in favours from many of his previous contacts, including