Fr Sean Finnegan celebrated his twentieth anniversary of ordination last night at Shoreham with Mass in Usus Antiquior. It was fascinating to see the traditional Mass in a contemporary setting. I preached a rather lack-lustre sermon. I was very impressed by the beauty of the music, especially the singing of the celebrant, who chose the most glorious and difficult of the Preface tones. I was pretty impressed too by the servers and by the deacon Rev Richard Edwards who made his "debut" in the EF as sub-deacon.
And yes, the church is that red, well, almost. It gives an odd sense of busy-ness, especially with the green marble altar, ambo and font all crammed onto the sanctuary.
Ad multos annos, Father.