Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Raise the song of harvest home!

This morning I had the wonderful opporutunity to address Walthamstow Hall Junior School as they celebrated their Harvest Festival. Mrs Austin, the Head of the Junior School, was very welcoming - it's clearly a lovely school with great staff and children. It was particularly good to hear such excellent singing! It'll be weeks until the Harvest Samba is out of my head!

Tomorrow sees Harvest Festival (Part the Second) at Walthamstow Hall Junior School, and I'm looking forward to seeing them all again.

Another sort of Harvest seems to be going on in the Church according to today's media. Fr Stephen Bould - a fellow member of the Bishop of Fulham's clergy, and Parish Priest of S. Peter's, Folkestone - is once more in the papers. His PCC have stood up to the Church of England authorities and asked to be allowed to join the Ordinariate once it is established. Fr Stephen and his people need much prayer at this time.

Some worthy articles can be found here:
Please ignore some of the less flattering things said about our bishop - it's inevitable that his brave decision would churn up some unpleasantness. He, too, needs much prayer.

As announced after Mass on Sunday, there will be a chance for us to hear about the Ordinariate at a meeting, one Saturday in November - further details to come shortly - with some visiting speakers to inform us about what is going on. In the meantime, as Fr Ivan reminds us, we keep our eyes fixed on Jesus.

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