This is a poignant day for the Curate, having served in the forces and now our sons have friends who are currently on active service. The Curate went off early to do the first service of the day and was able to give his sermon an airing in one of the smaller churches. He was then able to tweak it for the parade service at the parish church. The church was full for this service and the message was that we are all responsible for peace. It was well received - he was quite surprised how scary it was in the pulpit when the church was so full! Good practise for Christmas I said, as he has won the Midnight Service sermon this year.