When new these would have been the most splendid vestments imaginable, they most probably date from around 1910 or 20 they are mixture of appliqued and embroidered decoration. Some of the appliques are with inks.
If you click on the chasuble you will see just how perished they are, I don't think we will ever be able to raise the money to restore them, about £5,000.
I am wondering if we can wear them for Corpus Christi.
If you are in Brighton on Thursday at 7.30pm we are having a High Mass in the Usus Antiquior,
Fr Sean Finneagan is celebrant.
The Reverend Doctor Alcuin Reid is deacon
and I am subdeacon. I need to go away and study my Fortesque, O'Connell and, yes, Reid.Athe moment the schola are in the Church practicing the sequence and later the polyphonic choir will come to go through the Byrd Mass for Four Voices.
One of our problems is we have only just enough servers.
God will provide!