One or two local stories of note concerning the Church of England on this Easter weekend. The first one of these is the fact that Rt Rev Bishop Bill Ind, affectionately referred to as "Bishop Bill", has retired from his position at Truro Cathedral. Many folk outside of Cornwall will have become familiar with Bishop Bill as he has been in the programmes 'A seaside parish' (centred on Boscastle) and 'An island parish' from the Isles of Scilly. In the former he was seen providing words of comfort to the villagers after the horrendous flood of August 2004. The Easter Day service at Truro Cathedral was one sensed an emotional occasion for him judging by the TV footage I've seen.
Bishop Bill was well known for his sense of humour and very human touch. His will be a very difficult act to follow. I wish Bill Ind a long and happy retirement.