I find myself at the main service apologising to the congregation for the extra seating and lighting, making life difficult for a Sunday. Nobody minds though. This is going to be a special week for Canterbury and we're looking forward to it.
Travel up to Westminster for a meeting of the General Synod - the parliament of the Church of England - even though I would prefer to be in Canterbury helping with the preparations. Welcome the Archbishop of Canterbury to the meeting for the first time.
Speak at a debate at the General Synod but keep in touch with Canterbury Cathedral by telephone. The lawns are being mowed, and security is being organised in preparation for all the high-profile visitors who will be attending.
The big rehearsal. Everything has to be paced through with musicians and the choir. The African singers arrive with their drums. All absentees have a stand-in so the rehearsal is thorough.
Hoping for a fine day because some of the procession has to come in from outside. Go to morning prayer but I forget the security pass I have been issued with. …