“A reminder that this Sunday, [1 July,] at 6:30pm, [St. Anselm’s, Pembury,] hold a special Evensong to celebrate the beautification project of recent years which transformed St. Anselm’s from a tired mass centre into a church fit for daily worship and reflecting both the patrimony and worship of the Ordinariate. We shall also be blessing the new stained glass window kindly made available by the Worshipful Company of Glaziers, who will be in attendance.
Our director of music, Aidan Lee, has chosen a fitting musical setting for the occasion- Richard Sheppard’s Pepenbury Responses. Fitting because Pembury is an ancient settlement whose name used to be ‘Pepenbury’ drawn from a legacy as an apple growing region. You can hear these responses by clicking here.
Several guests will be in attendance for the evening, which culminates with bubbly and canapés in the church grounds. Monsignor Keith Newton, Bishop Paul Mason, and Father Hugh Allen, O. Pram., will be the mitred guests, and we have various clergy and ecumenical friends joining us. Ours is a small church and seating will be on a first come, first served basis, so parishioners are advised to arrive in good time