10 am Requiem for Ethel, followed by her cremation12.05am chat with some people hanging around the house - cup of coffee
12.30 office stuff
2.30pm Communion round
4.30pm Meeting with Voices in Exile and the Sheriff or is it High Sheriff of East Sussex, he seemed to care - harrowing stories from the refugees, especially from Zimbabwean women and Dafurian men, who were desperate to be allowed to work.
6.00pm Bit of quiet time and preparation for Extraordinary Form Mass
7.00pm EF Mass, I am really beginning to love it, all that altar kissing and Dominus Vobiscuming, the silence is beautiful, it took 45 minutes, the congregation quadrupled on last weeks.
8.00pm Coffee for a few people who came into the house, realised I hadn't eaten today, did a bit of shopping.
9.00pm Went to parishioners party for the prospective Labour Party candidate, a Ms Nancy Platts, there were no more than 7 LP members there. I told her about a Zimbabwian woman sleeping on the beach, she seemed incredulous, I suggested she came to meet Brighton Voices in Exile, she seemed totally disinterested. She told me she worked in consumer's affairs, told her I thought it was a bit Blair Babish, not so much because of her job but because like most politicians she really did seem inconsequential and lacking any vision, worst lacking in compassion. Didn't think it worth talking about human dignity. Poor, sad, new Labour! Maybe it is cruel to talk about her here, but she is unlikely to get my vote unless I see some sign of either caring or vision. I am sure the lack of vision has something to with lazy atheist fundamentalism, such a characteristic of the left today.
I met a feisty American women, she would make a splendid alternative, who told me Eric Gill was received into the Church here, must check the registers.
12.40am Home, a little blogging to unwind, didn't get home until 1.20 yesterday - must remember to eat tomorrow.