This is very late but just to say back on May 29th I was delighted to be at Fr Grieves` priestly ordination at St Anne`s, Darlington. Fr Dickson wrote an account of the evening shortly afterwards. What stays with me is the enthusiastic singing of the congregation, the beautiful singing of the Byrd four-part Mass and the well-trained altar servers. Two other things struck me too. Maybe there had been a lack of communication but when one of our diocesan priests got up to read the Gospel he said `The Lord be with you` and got a choral response of `And with your spirit` and the same for the introduction to the Gospel. It marked for me our sometimes utilitarian approach to liturgy compared to those of an Anglican background. The other thing was that at the consecration the well-drilled torch-bearers raised their torches at the elevations. I`d not seen that done before and assume it is an Anglo-Catholic practice. I`m wondering whether I like it or not and whether to introduce it here at Forest Hall as we often have torch-bearers on a Sunday.
Here`s a picture from the Ordinariate Flickr page of Fr Grieves and his team of servers.
Ad multos annos to Fr Grieves and the Darlington Ordinariate!