Sunday, June 05, 2011
A heartening visit...
...to Allen Hall. It stands on land once owned by St Thomas More, and we began by visiting Chelsea Old Church where he used to go to Mass every morning...the churchwardens and guides there are v. friendly and our group recieved a warm welcome. On to Allen Hall where we split into three groups and were taken round by students who were knowledgeable and interested in the seminary's history. Then to the chapel, where the Rector led us all in Vespers and Benediction.Young men reading from the Scriptures. Strong young voices in the prayers and hymns. A tonic. Before we left, we gave three hearty cheers for the seminary, its staff and students.
Posted by Joanna Bogle at 11:34 pm