Rev Chris Moody, the Vicar.
We called this ‘Values in a Vacuum’ because whereas in the past there was a strong and coherent frame which reinforced spiritual and moral values for people, now it is much more a matter of one’s own self reliance and maturity in discovering that awareness - moral and spiritual. There is no overarching moral narrative within a pick and mix society in which there is an oscillation between depression and hedonism and the one word which seems to come out over and over again whatever age you are, is stress. It seems to work as a sort of static, even in young children interfering with contact with moral and spiritual values; so we all need to discover our inner resources and I know that our three speakers will help us with this. So thank you very much.