Today, Remembrance Sunday, a Requiem Mass was held for those who gave their lives in the service of their country in two World Wars and in many subsequent wars such as Korea, the Falklands, Suez, Iraq, Afghanistan etc. Father Martin presided and Father Mervyn played the organ. Our Scout Group paraded their flags whilst our Guides and Brownies were unable to be with us this year as some had been chosen to be at the London Cenotaph, whilst others were at the Civic Service in Romford. The Mass started 15 minutes earlier than normal so that we could observe the Two Minutes Silence at 11.00 a.m. It had been arranged that those who wished to light a Votive Candle, for those who had died, close to the Statue of Our Lady were able to do so. During the Communion the Choir sang the beautiful piece “May the Choirs of Angels”. Just before 11.00 a.m. the Altar Party, Choir and Congregation processed to the Memorial Garden where a wreath and poppies were laid, Binyon’s Poem was recited and the Two Minutes Silence kept, marked by a guest trumpeter Michael playing the Last Post and Reveille. After the National Anthem, Father Mervyn played Walford Davies Solemn Melody as the congregation returned to the church and then went to the hall for refreshments.
Saturday 22nd November WINTER BAZAAR. Doors open at 10.00 a.m. Many Stalls, Christmas Cards at bargain prices, Refreshments, Grand Draw. Come early and get yourself a bargain.
Monday 22nd November Redbridge & Havering Ordinariate Group meet at 7.30 p.m. for Mass and will be continuing the Course “Evangelium”
Tuesday 30th November 7.30 p.m. ROSARY in the Lady Chapel.
Saturday 4th December NOT THE CHRISTMAS PARTY. ...fun & games for all the family. 7.30 p.m. – 11.00 p.m. Cost £2 per person.
NEW YEARS EVE PARTY 8.00 p.m. ending in 2011. FREE ADMISSION!!!!!! More details to come.