Letter: That's the limit

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Sir: Like many of my clergy colleagues, on Christmas Day morning, I hope to be celebrating Holy Communion three times in three different village churches. This means that I will have three small sips of wine from the three chalices, and the small amount of wine that is left over after the congregation have received the sacrament.

I will drive between the three churches, and so I drink and drive, though I believe that at no point in my journey am I over the current legal limit. However, lowering the limit to zero, as some have suggested, might make the work of the country vicar on a Sunday morning theologically even more difficult.

Yours faithfully,

S. F. C. Williams

Saffron Walden, Essex

8 December