Following mass we went to the Grange for tea or coffee and homemade cookies which the Abbey had very generously laid on for us. Members of the group commented very favourably on mass in the smaller chapel. Being physcially closer to each other meant the whole celebration somehow seemed more united. For those with hearing difficulties the smaller chapel made it easier to listen to the sermon - it is just as well Fr Robin was preaching, that they received a quality homily! Thank you to Fr Abbot and the community for allowing us to complete the Church's Year with the fantastic celebration of Christ the King in their private chapel.
We are all looking forward to next week's celebrations on Advent Sunday. In the evening, the Ordinariate is having an Advent Carol Service in Christ the King at 7.30pm. Christ the King is the Catholic Church of the city centre coming under the Cathedral. We are very pleased that Mgr Canon Nannery gave his blessing for the Ordinariate to use this church on this occasion. We shall be using a liturgy authorised for use for the Ordinariate for the very first time. We look forward also to hearing the Abbey Choir sing A Cappela in the beautiful church in candlelight.