Wanstead visit

This morning, Lee Bennett and yours truly set off on the A127-A12 towards London, arriving at my birthplace and home for 40 years - Wanstead. Along with Rev's. Waller, Ravensadale, Page, Morris & White we shall, God willing be ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacon on May 14th 11am at the fine Church of Our Lady of Lourdes. My brother was married there back in 1988 and I was best man. His daughter, Sophie is one of a team of over 80, yes 80 Altar servers! Bit of a homecoming... Here are some pics of the interior:

Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Rev Lee Bennett
Rev Jeff Woolnough
Our Lady and the Christ Child

The View West. Just about see the new chamber organ in the gallery.

Beautiful Stations of the Cross
After our look around the church it was time for lunch. How could I bring Lee to East London without introducing him to the culinery delight of Pie Mash & Liquor? Off we trotted to Robins in Wanstead High Street. The verdict? YUM!
After a leisurely stroll along Wanstread Village High street and a pint in the Nightingale, Coffee and cake in Belgique...just along from the church! A really good Easter Holiday day out!

Caramel & pear cheesecake, actually!
If you'd like to come to the ordinations on the 14th May at Wanstead, we must let the team there know numbers ASAP for catering purposes and the coach!


John Emberson said…
Strikes me that our new priest is going to end up looking like the Michelin Man.
Jeff Woolnough said…
You should have seen what Rev Lee Bennett had...

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