Bishop Alan called all priests to a meeting last week. As always he was positive and affirming of all the good things that we enjoy and all the dedication evident among people and priests. The restructuring of the Diocese is not an imposition of a pre-set pattern. Bishop Alan stressed that different solutions are needed in the differing local situations and encouraged initiatives and diversity. This was an important communication of fundamentals. It chimes well with what we have begun in our meetings of the parishes of Wanstead, S Woodford and ourselves.