Goodbye, dear, and Amen: Adrian's farewell sermon

Goodbye, dear, and Amen

An address by Canon Adrian Daffern

The Feast of St Mary Magdalene, Sunday 22nd July 2018

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So good bye, dear, and amen
Here's hoping we meet now and then
It was great fun
But it was just one of those things.

Cole Porter, from the musical Jubilee © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

"Goodbye, as you know from my article in the Woodstock and Bladon News, is short for ‘God-be-with-you’. And Amen, as you all know anyway, roughly means ‘so be it’. So ‘goodbye, dears, and amen’ might be a pretty good text for today. And it has really, truly, been great fun. But by no means can it be said to have been ‘just one of those things’."

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