...and am snuffly and keep stopping at coffee-shops to give myself consoling mugs of hot chocolate.
Hurried off to give a talk at a Methodist Church fellowship on the outskirts of Croydon - an agreeable ride in the tram, which swoops most satisfyingly through Wandle Park and glides round Reeves Corner - and then, via an exccellent hot choc at Wimbledon, up to London to a committee meeting of the The Keys, the Catholic Writers' Guild at St Mary Moorfields. Our splendid chaplain, Fr Peter, gave us all dinner. It was a most enjoyable evening. Melanie McDonagh is to be the new Master of the Guild, succeeding Sean O'Connor, who has done an excellent job. Sample of Melanie's writing here.
Jeremy de Satge, a committee member of The Keys, and a composer of some merit, has the premiere of his Penitential Mass for Eight Voices, at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street on Sunday Feb 17th, at the 11 am sung Latin Mass. All are welcome. I plan to be there. As its name suggests, this is a Mass suitable for Lent and Advent, and you can read more about it here.