IT WAS a perfect sunny day for the annual church ploughman's
picnic on the grass outside St Christopher's, Ditteridge, in
Bristol diocese. As it coincided with the feast of
St Peter, they had a special guest - Peter, the Silver Duckwing
Welsummer bantam cock, belonging to the Associate Minister, Canon
Canon Ayers began keeping poultry when he lived in north India
with the Leprosy Mission in the 1960s; the St Christopher's
ploughman's picnic has been going on even longer.