From G Franco SIR – Many readers will recall your columnist the late Brian Brindley was, in his Anglican days, vicar of Holy Trinity, Reading.
On September 2 there took place the licensing and installation of the Revd David Elliott as priest-in-charge of that parish.
A numinous liturgy (Missa Normativa, I think) for the vigil of St Gregory the Great was celebrated with Latin chant on the High Altar. The Suffragan Bishop of Reading preached a thoughtful homily, ranging from the Curé d’Ars to Pope John Paul II’s encyclical on evangelisation in the modern world. Charmingly, birettas were raised at the name of Benedict XVI.
The interior of the church includes the rood screen removed from St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham, during the depredations of the 1960s. From an ecumenical viewpoint, a very encouraging evening.
Yours faithfully, G FRANCO London WC2