One of the things people may not expect UK Meet to have is an interdenominational act of worship. This year’s theme was joy: We receive great joy from reading, writing, publishing and relating to one another over books. The UK Meet always captures the joy of books, with discussions, panels, book sales and meeting friends. We have our ups and downs as a community but at the heart of all we do is great joy.
We had left two empty chairs for latecomers, and as we said the Lord’s Prayer I had a clear mental picture of Jesus being with us in one chair and a place kept for our delegates in the other.