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AIDS day

December 4th, 2004 · Posted by Skuds in Life · No Comments · Life

This Wednesday was World AIDS day. This weekend there was a service at the Barn Church in Bewbush. Last year I went as one of my obligations as Deputy Mayor and, although I am not a religious person at all, I found it to be a pleasant service, and so I was looking forward to going this year of my own free will.

The service is actually designed to be short, to attract people who are not regular churchgoers. There is no fancy language and only two hymns which are both easy ones. On top of that the sermons are straightforward and interesting. Last year it was Fr Leonard Doonan from Ifield, this year a vicar or priest or something from Brighton. Afterwards there is a decent buffet with wine, tea and mince pies.

In fact, the only low point is the attendance. It wasn’t too bad this year – about twenty people I guess – but only in comparison with last year. Most people there have some connection with Mid Sussex Body Positive, the local AIDS charity. There were staff from MSBP, trustees, funders, and the local MP who supports the cause.

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