'The Bridge' reaches the places others can't!
retirement Bishop Wilfred, former Bishop of Croydon, is still keeping in touch
with the Diocese! Damp and cold Croydon has been left behind for sunny Barbados
- mid 80's in January - but The Bridge still reaches the Wood
'special correspondent' Michael Buckley reports:
Wilfred now walks five minutes to a lovely local beach to indulge regularly in
the Caribbean waters along with a few other local people. It really is a lovely
spot from which Bishop Wilfred and Ina send their greetings and a warm welcome
to any others from Southwark, visiting the island on holiday - just head for
Oistins a few miles from the Airport.
Go on a
Friday and in the evening enjoy a fantastic spread of fresh fish caught that
day, cooked to order at beach stalls, and sit in the moonlight on the beach and
just enjoy it and the ambience! Talking to Bishop Wilfred and Ina shows a
different side to the island, quite different to the 'All In' hotels and beach
resorts just a few miles further down the coast.
miles to the North is Codrington College, as with everying else on the island,
close to cheap bus routes, and where a young Wilfred commenced his training for
the Ministry. Bishop Wilfred thinks he is probably the only retired Bishop on
the Island as, traditionally, Bishops retired to England, not the other way
he is taking a well earned rest, though he did preach at a local service before
Christmas, and rumour has it that he is shortly to preside at the marriage of a
relative. Michael and Sheila Buckley (seen in the photo above with Bishop
Wilfred and Ina), were on holiday in Barbados and 'dropped in' on the Woods.