Picking up my Saturday Guardian, I was instantly drawn with great excitement to the article on Europe’s most stunning cathedrals (The towers and the glory: Simon Jenkins’ favourite cathedrals in Europe, 13 November). Where would the fifth biggest cathedral in the world feature? Alas, Simon Jenkins sadly omitted the always stunning Liverpool Cathedral.
Simon Jenkins describes 11 great European cathedrals as “easily reachable”. May I suggest that we revisit and appreciate our more local cathedrals and, while we’re at it, seek out other buildings to bring us comfort and solace.
A second year without a village show and still picking raspberries larger than many of the August berries (Letters, 4 November). Are there other frustrated horticultural showoffs willing to enter a contest of the heaviest combined weight of six raspberries picked in November? My entry weighs in at 30g.
Little Melton, Norfolk
I have two Christmas puddings, with use-by dates of 22 August 2014 and 30 April 2017 (Letters, 11 November). Quite mature, but I am sure many readers have older ones.
As a newly ordained curate, in receipt of a stipend, it was made clear to me that I was not being paid to do a job: I was being paid so that I didn’t have to do another job (Letters, 11 November). MPs with ears to hear, let them hear!
Rt Revd John Saxbee