Rosary on the Coast
Thirty of the Faithful of our Parish and the East Kent Ordinariate gathered on Walmer beach to join with our brothers and sisters around the country in praying the Rosary for Faith, Life and Peace in Great Britain. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.
Also on Quinquagesima Sunday, the last Organ Voluntary in St John’s church was played on the 1959 Manders pipe organ, before the instrument is moved to add glory to St Andrew’s church in Sandwich. It was Crown Imperial by Walton, since you ask!
Burying the Alleluia
Following the ancient custom of Holy Mother Church, the Alleluia is buried on Quinquagesima Sunday, the Sunday before Lent, while the hymn Alleluia, dulce carmen (Alleluia, song of sweetness, transl. J M Neale) is sung. The ‘grave’ is sprinkled with holy water and censed.
Pipe Organ Update
The new/restored pipe organ for St John’s is making good progress in the workshop of F H Browne & Son, in Ash Kent.