From the Altar to the Airport.
Well, not quite, but almost. I will say the 8 o’clock Low Mass tomorrow and then sing the 10 o’clock Mass. Then after coffee hour (or coffee-plus hour, since wine is now served – one of my many hard-fought reforms!) and brunch, I’ll be driven to the airport to get the 6 p.m. flight to London.
I am staying a few days with old friends there (I went to school with one of them at age 11) and I have several splendid things planned for the days I am in London, one of the chief being dinner one evening with Prebendary Bill Scott, the Queen’s Domestic Chaplain, one of my oldest priest friends. And on Thursday, September 4, I will be joining the Vicar and congregation of St Cuthbert’s, Philbeach Gardens in Earls Court for their summer Festival Mass of St Cuthbert. So, as you see, I am not giving up religion entirely in my retirement.
This Blog will now have to be disconnected from the St Clement’s website, since it will often be about things of no relevance to St Clement’s. But I hope those of you who enjoy reading it will do whatever has to be done to continue getting notice of it. It will be a pleasant way for friends to keep in touch.