As our Organist was away I played the organ today, Remembrance Sunday, at St. Augustine’s, Rush Green, Romford for the Solemn Requiem Mass for the repose of all those had died as a result of war. In a moving service, Father Martin who presided and preached welcomed our Scout Group and our guest trumpeter who played the Last Post and Reveille in the Memorial Garden during the Two Minutes silence. I played an organ version of Barbers Adagio before the service and Walford Davies Solemn Melody at the end. I do enjoy playing the organ some times for a service; it reminds me of the time, some while ago now, when for many years I was a parish church organist and choirmaster. I started at St. Wilfrid’s Church in Cowplain, then on to St. John the Baptist, Rowlands Castle, followed by All Saints, Commercial Road, Portsmouth, and then St. John the Evangelist, Gosport –r a period in excess of 25 years.
NEW ORDINARIATE SITE OPENS
A new site has opened called the Ordinariate Portal and can be found at: http://ordinariateportal.worldpress.com. On the site it says: “This blog aims to link to articles, news and comment on the forthcoming Ordinariate in the UK.”
In one of the articles it says: “Archbishop Vincent Nichols, the head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, will reveal on Friday the Vatican’s plans to welcome the departing priests – including five bishops – who are expected to be received into the Catholic Church early in the new year.Hundreds of Anglican churchgoers will join them in the Ordinariate – a structure introduced by Pope Benedict XVI to provide refuge for those diaffected with the Church of England. The number of worshippers who leave the Church is predicted to double as the new arrangement finally begins to take shape.” The Portal would like to make known details of Ordinariate Group meetings by emailing them at: firstname.lastname@example.org