Friday, 22 May 2009

Ascension Day High Mass.

Just a few pictures from last night's High Mass for the Ascension for you, beginning with a sneak preview of the many flower displays being erected for the High Mass on Sunday evening. You think erected is a funny word to use for flower displays? Just wait.

'Ecce Agnus Dei', with your scribe looking insufferably pious. Must work on not looking insufferably pious.

The consecration, Les, number one special occasion thurifer (imported from the Ascension Lower Broughton when he moved here many years ago) kneels to the front.

Fans of Gothic vestments will be warned to enjoy these shots while you can, for Sunday will be a different kettle of fish entirely.

Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.