Saturday, July 14, 2012

Brinkburn (again?) Why Not!

Just had a wonderful thought!!!

Why don't all of the parishes and priests make Saturday 8th September 2012 'A Day Out at Brinkburn'????

As I have explained earlier Brinkburn Priory is in an idyllic country setting in a bend of the River Coquet in the beautiful county of Northumberland.  Many of the congregation spend the day there with a picnic meal.  The one thing we cannot guarantee is the weather.  Of course (silly me) we will have 'weather' but it has become clear over the past few weeks that the 'kind' of weather we get is uncertain - to say the least!  What can be said is that up to 2011 we ALWAYS had beautiful sunshine.  Add to that the beauty of the Extraordinary Form of Mass with both polyphony and plainchant and the weather becomes of secondary importance.  I have just been told that the Ordinary will be a setting by Monteverdi sung by The Rudgate Singers of York and the Proper will be plainchant from the Liber Usualis sung by The Schola Sancti Baedae.

So, can we look forward to coaches and minibuses from Barnard Castle (I know it is a long way), Thornley (we may need your servers), Coxhoe, Gateshead and Newcastle?  Our old stalwart Jack Harvey was missing in 2011 after attending probably all occasions at Brinkburn in the past.

Anyone wishing to serve may contact me either by phone, email, letter or comment on this blog.

Of course visitors from other dioceses will also be made most welcome as we are from this diocese when we travel south.

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