Here are a few more photographs from the LMS Downside conference, these were taken by Leo Darroch Executive President of the International Federation of Una Voce. It was fascinating to speak to Leo of his work with various Roman Curial Offices.
Entrance into the wonderful Gothic church of Downside, with splendid organ playing by Robert O'Farrell.Fr. John Cahill celebrating a Missa Cantata
Some tired old priest who tried to learn the Missa Solemnis and the spent his time complaining about spending the whole course "going up and down stairs" and having to genuflect all the time. Gosh, my knees did hurt.
Bishop Schneider having celebrated a private Mass the MC Richard Hawker.
Bishop Schneider being thanked by LMS Chairman, Dr Joseph Shaw, sitting next to His Lordship is Paul Waddington, who organised the conference. There were over 50 people including priests, musicians and servers. Once the parish priest of Wells lent us some towels most things went relatively smoothly, though with all those priest I thing Paul must have felt he was herding cats at times.
Afterwards I was very impressed to meet All the Little Epsilon's who travelled frm Southampton to Downside on her bus pass, staying overnight in her tent on her way. Truly heroic, especially as it been bucketting down the previous day.
Yes, and "John F", it was good to meet you too.