...so I left a parcel with bags of (chocolate) gold coins on the doorstep of friends, knocked on the door and heard the children scuffling to answer it, and hurried off up the street in the December darkness.. Satisfying.
Depressing news as the Govt seems intent on its insane plan to redefine marriage.
Evensong and Mass with Ordinariate group, and a lively get-together in the pub afterwards. Everyone cheerful, lots to discuss (liturgy: they want the Mass they are used to, ie the Ordinary Form of the Roman rite in English, with good music). Things got gloomy when conversation turned to current political/state of the nation scene...Govt's ghastly schemes (see above), increasing intolerance of public expressions of Christianity, etc. One member of the group had just been at her grandson's school concert - a "Winter Concert" with no mention of the Nativity whatever. Not carol, not a crib scene, nothing. It was a big community event bringing together several schools including some Catholic ones.