Once I was a clever boy learning the arts of Oxford... is a quotation from the verses written by Bishop Richard Fleming (c.1385-1431) for his tomb in Lincoln Cathedral. Fleming, the founder of Lincoln College in Oxford, is the subject of my research for a D. Phil., and, like me, a son of the West Riding. I have remarked in the past that I have a deeply meaningful on-going relationship with a dead fifteenth century bishop... it was Fleming who, in effect, enabled me to come to Oxford and to learn its arts, and for that I am immensely grateful.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Ordinariate Evensong May 30th

On the evening of the Wednesday in the Octave of Pentecost - for such it will be in the Calendar of the English Ordinariate - that is May 30th, there will be another Solemn Evensong followed by Benediction and celebrated by the Oxford Ordinariate Group in the church at Blackfriars here in the city at 7.30.

The preacher will be the Rev’d Professor Allan Brent. He is the assistant Chaplain at Fisher House in Cambridge and the Professor of Early Christian History and Iconography at King's College in the University of London, as well as being Professore Invitato at the Augustinianum in the Lateran University in Rome.

The music for the service will be provided by the Newman Consort, the Oxford Ordinariate Group's own schola.

If you have not previously attended one of these occasions and are able you would be made most welcome and have the opportunity to see what the Ordinariate groups can offer and appreciate Anglican patrimony in the form of BCP propers in a fully Catholic context.

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