St Barnabas – Oxford

Apologies for the poor quality pics…
…but I hope it will give you a flavour…
…of what an amazing building…
…St Barnabas is.
However, I could have done without trying to give the lovely Lindsay a potted history of Tractarianism. “So why didn’t the just become Roman Catholics?”….

Reception Day

On Sunday I was received into the Roman Catholic church, at St Peter’s in Eynsham. Lovely Louise, and the ‘newly engaged’ Stephen, were my sponsors.

During the Confirmation ceremony, the Priest addresses the candidate by their “Confirmation Name”. This is a saint’s name, who you will pray to for help and guidance. I choose Gertrude of Nivelles (NOT because she’s patron saint of cats, but for other worthier reasons :-)…).

Many thanks to everyone who came, or held me in their thoughts and prayers. It was a very special day.


PS plus a big thank you to Siobhan (Mrs Stephen to be) for taking the pics.