Tonight will be my first Annual Parochial Church Meeting in Nailsea and I always look forward to them with a cocktail of emotions. Will people ask stupid questions? Will someone get cross about something silly? Will someone who loves the sound of their own voice speak for too long about something few of us are really bothered about?
Will it be well chaired? Will there (gasp) need to be an election? Will it end before last orders (now that's a biggie)?
I think I ought to go to four more to be fair to the other four parishes (two benefices, do they have two or one meeting?) in the Local Ministry Group.