Sunday, July 01, 2012

Rural Kent...

...and the little church of St Anselm in Pembury, where Augustine Michael, the baby son of Ordinariate priest Fr Ed Tomlinson and his wife Hayley was being baptised by Mgr Keith Newton. A packed church, a glorious Mass, the clear voices of the parents and godparents making those powerful baptismal promises - and baby Gus yelled properly, in traditional style, when the water was poured... Afterwards, a big buffet lunch in marquees in the paddock next to the church, quantities of children running about, lots and lots of talk, a beautiful iced cake, sunshine dappling the scene and then giving way to fizzy rain in true English English Sunday.

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