Father Alexander Redman celebrated a sung Mass on the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Candlemas) at Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Devizes on Monday, 2nd Feb '15.
The Mass was very well attended, there were over forty people in the Church. The Rupert Bevan singers provided the music which was wonderfully spiritually uplifting. Father Alexander in his homily spoke about how the Purification of Mary was not because she was considered to be unclean after giving birth but quite the opposite as giving birth to new life involves the divinity of God. The purification was to mark the change from the divine back to a more earthly nature, rather like when the chalice is purified after Communion.
After the Mass refreshments were provided in the Narthex which gave an opportunity for people to get together, many having come from the outer reaches of the Clifton Diocese.
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