Friday, 17 September 2010

Westminster Abbey

I'm currently sitting in the glorious Abbey, waiting to begin our second rehearsal for the ecumenical service taking place this evening. I've never been inside before, so what an occasion to be here. The music is being rehearsed at the moment and from where I'm sitting I can see where the Holy Father will be seated during the service. The unity and strength of our Churches is an important element of this visit and the agenda was set from the word go yesterday as both the Queen and Pope Benedict reiterated a desire for strong bonds between our Churches. Let's hope this service can encourage and reassure people that there is no I in team and we are united in our faith- not segregated in it. The evening prayer will be broadcast live at 6pm this evening on BBC 2.