Are we the only church in the SEC who has to go through the annual PAT testing? We at St Mark’s have a very efficient Vestry and our ‘Property Boss’ keeps us up to date with Health and Safety legislation, Fire Drills, annual Inventory checks, etc etc. It’s just that I never hear of other clergy doing these things.
Yesterday was the annual PAT (Portable Appliance Testing) so while we celebrated the Holy Mysteries downstairs in the Crypt Chapel the man with the yellow box stomped about upstairs checking all our appliances. Then he came downstairs while we had coffee and a blether. Even my laptop was checked and given a sticker.
Usually after our Thursday service I have a cuppa and a blether and then scoot off to do other priestly things. What I didn’t know was that those who do the coffee sit and put the world to rights until about lunchtime. Yesterday I got to add my tuppence worth and very interesting it was too.