A wonderful evening at the Rochester Branch heat of the Cranmer Awards. We had eight juniors and four seniors entries. Tthe standard was remarkable and international adjudicator, Amelia Appleby, said it was "unprecedented" that she awarded Highly Commended certificates to all the unplaced competitors.
Revd Fergus Butler-Gallie, our Guest of Honour, spoke to the audience with infectious enthusiasm of the Book of Common Prayer and what it has and does mean to him. He urged all the young people to look deeper into to it and challenged them not to be changed by it.
The Rochester branch is truly grateful to the Judd School, Tonbridge for giving us, year after year, a superb venue at which to run the heat, and to the teachers at all the schools who prepare pupils for the heats. We wish the winners, George and Owen, the best of luck at Hampton Court next February.