jtheb wrote:"This must not go any further" does this mean "this is a confidential matter" or "this is bad and no one must find out about it"
There must be confidential matters in any group of people.
It would be good if this was clarified.
Also I wonder why Verity, both yourself and your husband chose to refrain from taking the bread and wine for a full year. Did you come from another assembly? or did you come from another denomination? or forgive me if you have recently come to know the Lord which I didn't think you had as you did comment you had looked into universalism whilst studying and also mentioned your husband was an able speaker, therefore I surmise you are mature Christians.
It seems strange that you would just sit for 1 year not being able to take part in the assembly.