The Bishop of Richborough presided at the Pontifical Concelebrated Mass at the Hospital Chapel yesterday evening. He preached an excellent sermon, we had an ad hoc choir from various churches who sang the service brilliantly, under the direction of the Organist and Choirmaster of St. Margaret’s Barking Abbey, Andrew Earwaker. Father Martin Howse read the Gospel and our Intercessions were led by Ann Jennings who also was the Thurifer. in addition to our own team of servers I was grateful to David from St. Mary’s, Ilford and Louise and Daniel from St. Augustine’s who assisted. In addition to Father Martin, Father Gareth Jones from St. Mary’s and Father Stuart Halsted from St. Alban’s and I concelebrated with Bishop Norman.
Refreshments were organised by Ann helped by Gwen and Shelia.It was really great to see the Chapel full for this celebration.