Preparation for our bonfire started early. The sods had to be removed so that the bonfire did not damage our bowling green standard turf. This produced a self extinguishing facility for the bonfire as the hole filled with water. Fortunately this all ran to one side so the bonfire was built on the uphill side (against the tide!).
Bonfire night was mild and dry as we lit the fire at (about) 6-30p.m. Friends from other churches joined us, as did visitors from the area. The barbecue was a great success and the crowds started to gather in the back room for drinks with the food. Once most people were fed, there was a sudden rush into the room as the weather broke and the rains came down, which started to test the drainage, (see a previous entry)
Earlier in the month we had studied the penultimate "I am", namely "I am the resurrection and the life". This only leaves "I am the light of the world" for laster this month.