Thursday (St Edmund)

From 9:30 until 4:00, today was dedicated to a scheduled gathering of the clergy of the diocese. We had an excellent turnout of around 30, and we seriously engaged the subject of space, place, and architecture as the context for liturgy. My hope in this was that we would continue to engage liturgy–specifically, in this case, the places where liturgy happens–with informed intentionality and not merely on auto-pilot. Various presenters elucidated material from three challenging books, and discussion was lively. We concluded our time in the nave of St Paul’s Cathedral as a sort of lab/practicum in “reading” liturgical space. We also had a very animated discussion of the sorts of gatherings we would like to have going forward. A good day.

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