On the Friday of our Come & See Mission (12-15 March 2020), it wasn’t only schools getting the Bishop action.

John Carter headed to Mowbray Deanery to lend his voice to a celebration.


“And at the piano - Bishop John!”

The former Bishop of Huntingdon, John Flack, now retired and living in Wakefield, was the guest at a special morning held at the newly built Orchid House, an ‘extra-care’ housing development in Thirsk, North Yorkshire.

Bishop John, himself in his 78th year, played the piano for ‘This is my story, this is my song’, an ecumenical event co-led by Salvation Army captain, Paula Haylett.

Favourite songs, sung with vigour by residents and friends, included, Lord of the Dance, How Great Thou Art, and Abba’s ‘Thank you for the music.’

Bishop John spoke about his own life, and introduced his personal favourite, ‘Onward Christian Soldiers’.