Thursday, 23 June 2011

Brumington bound

Little blogging time this week as we are up in Brumington, inspecting the city and doing a lot of thinking. I managed tonight to go for the first time to the Birmingham Oratory. What a gem! For Corpus Christi there was a Solemn High Mass and a procession of the Blessed Sacrament. The choir was top draw.

We also paid a visit to the shrine of Blessed John Henry Newman to whose intercession we ascribe my recent appointment. The chapel is simple but very pretty. All of the altars throughout the church and chapels were ad orientem. How refreshing!

Back to the big smoke tomorrow. It's amazing to get out of London once in a while and find out how friendly the rest of the country is. We had two spontaneous offers of help from people today and others were simply obliging in the extreme. I could get used to that!

Pictures this weekend.


Anonymous said...

When do we get to hear what the appointment is? The suspense is unbearable!

Mater mari said...

We also moved 'up north' - actually to the southern part of the East Midlands! - a year ago and we too have found people to be exceptionally friendly and helpful. And how fortunate you will be to have the Birmingham Oratory nearby.

God bless you both, and with special prayers for a safe delivery in September.

Ches said...

Thank you, Mater mari!

Sorry, Anon.