The reading was from Mark 8 verses 31-38 read by Junior Church children Freya Thornhill and Harriet Bleaky
. David Corps gave a talk about Belief, assisted by the children investigating why the action of salt melting ice is because it warms or cools the ice.
There is no clearer depiction of Swift' s apprehension of the grey and sterile bleakness of liminality than in his poem of September 1727, 'Holyhead', where he positions himself uncomfortably on a distinctly unpleasant threshold ('I'm where my enemyes would wish'), awaiting a delayed passage which will exchange 'this bleaky
shore' for 'that slavish hateful shore'.