Go at the call of God

Go at the call of God. Rosalind Brown*(1953- ). This text began life as a meditation written the evening before Rosalind Brown attended the Ordination to the Diaconate of John Vellacott, then Lay Reader at Cholsey Church, at Dorchester Abbey in Oxfordshire, on 30 September 1989. She believed that the seriousness of the call to ordination suggested a slow and reflective tune such as TRENTHAM (‘Breathe on me, breath of God’*). That evening she wrote five 4-line stanzas, beginning with what is now line five of the first stanza, ‘Go in the name of God’. During the ordination, Archbishop Donald Coggan, then retired as Archbishop of Canterbury, preached on the call of the disciples in Mark 1 and...

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