Ann and I travelled to Swindon on Friday so that I could take part in the rehearsal for my niece (and God-daughter’s wedding) on Saturday. I felt very honoured to be asked to conduct the Marriage Service by my God-daughter and by kind permission of the Rector of Holy Cross Parish Church, Chiseldon.
Whilst the east suffered tremendous rain on Saturday we enjoyed quite good weather and no rain at all in the Swindon area. In fact it was so muggy and hot that I had to remove the cope I was wearing to deliver the homily. The reception was at the Stanton House Hotel which is Japanese owned and run. The food was excellent and the ambience first class.
The Evening Reception and Barbecue were well under way when we had to leave as I was Presiding at the Parish Mass at Rush Green on Sunday We had a good journey home with no holdups or delays unlike our journey down which was terrible on the M25.
Today I presided at Mass at St. Augustine’s, Rush Green – for a report please go here.