Sunday, June 10, 2012
...from now on, will mean Evensong and Mass at the Precious Blood church near London Bridge, where the South London Ordinariate group meets. I went for the first time this past Thursday. Evensong is beautiful, and although I had always thought of it as linked intrinsically with choirs-with-white-ruffles and evening-sunlight-through-stained-glass and bells-pealing-out-over-English-countryside, it works just as well in a big brick London church with a railway trundling alongside. The Ordinariate group has a cheery parish feel to it, and we gathered afterwards for champagne and cake as there were three major birthdays to be marked including that of the priest. It was appropriate to be marking this particular Thursday, as it was the ORIGINAL FEAST DAY for CORPUS CHRISTI, now pointlessly transferred to Sunday. Please, dear Bishops, may we have our feast-days back? In lieu, we had a Votive Mass of the Precious Blood. Anyway, from now on: Thursday, Evensong 6pm, Mass at 6.30pm. Nearest station: London Bridge. The Mass will also be useful for all the local city-office workers.
Posted by Joanna Bogle at 9:17 am