Today Theresa & I had the great pleasure & privilege of attending the Palm Sunday EF Mass said by Fr Bede Rowe at the tiny church of St Mary's at Swinburne near Hexham in Northumberland. Although we were the only 2 in the congregation we had the blessing & procession of palms followed by Holy Mass & the reading of the full Passion. After Mass we took Fr Bede & his mother, Dorothy, for lunch to The George Hotel in Chollerford.
Fr Bede is a convert from Methodism (his mother remains a Methodist) & is a priest of the Clifton diocese. He has recently returned to the UK following a spell as chaplain & maths teacher a Chavagne College in France. He is presently studying for his doctorate at Durhan University.