Robert Innes was one of the keynote speakers at the Archdeaconry Synod at La Zenia, Alicante this last week. A huge change from Bishop Geoffrey – a “modern man” rather than a traditional figure, a man who has a family, has worked in consulting after leaving university, a man who has recent parish experience in the diocese as the chaplain in Brussels. But on the other hand somebody who has had little contact in the past with our archdeaconry. Approachable, affable and businesslike and looking to set a strategy for the future growth of the diocese which will be presented to the diocesan synod in June. The key will come when we participate in implementation as setting strategies is one thing and actually implementing them much more like hard work!