Last night, I went to the Licensing of Father Stuart Halstead, as Priest-in-Charge of S. Albans, Ilford. The church was packed and it was good to see some of my previous parishioners from S. Francis, Barkingside amongst them as well as representatives from other Anglo-Catholic parishes where I have officiated during holidays etc. The service was conducted by David, Bishop of Barking and Keith, Bishop of Richborough preached. Many fellow priests were there to support Fr. Stuart. After the service a lavish buffet was served in the church hall.
Several of us discussed the aftermath of Saturday’s vote in General Synod and are looking forward to the Sacred Synod in September at the Emmanuel Centre where we hope to hear some positive information about the Ordinariate