Yesterday evening the parish was treated to a wonderful talk on grace delivered by Father Andrew Pinsent; Research Director at the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion in Oxford. What was genuinely remarkable is that Father Andrew travelled all the way from Oxford just for this talk during a week in which he has some serious deadlines to meet regarding a two million dollar project which he is currently working on. What a great honour for us in Pembury that he came all that way at such a busy time. The parish is very grateful. He is our hero!
What was also very encouraging was Father Andrew’s response to his first experience of the Ordinariate liturgy, Divine Worship. He was really impressed and told us all that he considered it a very dignified and reverent liturgy. He returned to Oxford with a mass booklet and a copy of the Customary of Our Lady of Walsingham on the promise that he will use it for a month!
The final talk in our lecture series will be delivered on November 16th when the mischievous genius that is Fr. Hunwicke will speak to us on the theme ‘blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake’. Put it in the diary.