Today we celebrated the annual EF Solemn High Mass at Brinkburn priory in Northumberland. The celebrant was Fr Shaun Swales with Fr David Phillips as deacon and Fr Michael Brown as subdeacon. The Rudgate Singers sang the Ordinary of the Mass while the Proper was sung by the Schola Sancti Baedae.
It was sad to note that the numbers attending was well down on previous years possibly due to a forecast of wet and very windy weather. Happily this did not occur and we enjoyed warm sunny weather both during and after Mass. We did, however, run into some very wet weather on the journey homeward.