Monday, November 15, 2010

Solemn Requiem in Wandsworth

Fr Martin EdwardsYesterday I went with my family to a Solemn Requiem in the Church of St Mary Magdalen in Wandsworth, for Remembrance Sunday. This is the church of Fr Martin Edwards, who gave the address to the Latin Mass Society AGM two years ago.

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The celebrant was a newly ordained priest from American, Fr Ian McDole, was had been deacon at the AGM when Fr Edwards was subdeacon. Fr McDole's deacon was the well-known blogger Fr John Zuhlsdorf.
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It is a very interesting church, built at the beginning of the 20th Century and lovingly restored by Fr Edwards over many years. It is bigger than it seems from the outside, because it is very broad, and the Mass was well attended.
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The choir was extremely good; the sang much of Durufle's Requiem, some very polished Gregorian Chant, and even a bit of Handel.
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At the end of Mass Fr McDole gave first blessings.
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And then we had some refreshments with Fr Edwards. Here I am talking to Fr Z.
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More photo here; slideshow.

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