76 of us met together at the excellent St Mary’s Centre in Sheffield to feast on addresses by Bother Damian and Averil Swanton on the theme of ‘Following Jesus in the way of St Francis – On-going transformation’. Jan and her team are to be warmly thanked for putting a huge amount of careful thought into ensuring that the day was unhurried, full of content but with plenty of space to talk together or just ‘be’. The workshops were particularly helpful and covered a wide variety of topics.
The centre was admirably suited to our needs; the in-house catering was superb; transport was made easy by the proximity to bus and train stations and we older Tertiaries had the additional pleasure of meeting up with friends from other areas, not seen since re-organisation. We very much hope that Cluster Days will become a regular feature of our Franciscan journeying together.