What are you planning to do on June 16th? The right answer is “Attending the Episcopal Ordinations at Southwark Cathedral!”. If a lay person- being there in the congregation in order that the cathedral might be literally bursting at the seams; if a priest robing in Cotta & White Stole to be part of a great phalanx of priests displaying your presence in the Church of England and your trust that an honourable position will be assured in the future for our constituency. You will showing as well our commitment to Catholic faith and order in our Church and that we need a framework in which that faith may ”thrive”. At the moment your three Lincolnshire Saintly bloggers are pledged to attend, along with some others. Some of the lay brothers and sisters from Sempringham should be attending I’m pleased to say!
It is not to late for anyone to make arrangements to be there for the 11.00am service. A lot rests on the shoulders of the two priests who will soon be our bishops- and even if there were no Ruth Gledhill, no Church Times reporters, no BBC religious correspondents and no WATCH spies all busy evaluating the numbers, these priests simply need to know the commitment and the zeal of the priests and people they will be consecrated to lead and serve. Just be there.