Candlemas 2020

Last Sunday we celebrated the Presentation of the Lord (also called Candlemas). At the Solemn Mass, we had the traditional blessing of candles followed by a procession.

The choir sang a beautiful 'Nunc Dimittis' at the beginning of Mass as our candles were blessed, and during Holy Communion the famous motet by Johannes Eccard, When to the temple Mary went.

The choir rehearsing before the Solemn Mass

That evening, Fr Tim and Fr Philip braved crossing the river into the Diocese of London to celebrate the Feast at All Hallows', Gospel Oak. The Bishop of Southwark, The Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, presided at the Mass from the throne and preached the homily.

Here is the contingent from Southwark Diocese after Mass, pictured with the Vicar of All Hallows', Preb. David Houlding.


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