Well the service is done and dusted. Have to say that I thought it went very well. About 25 people turned up – which is pretty good for a first time. Everything went pretty smoothly and people seemed genuinely moved by the rituals and the liturgy.
Canon Michael Hart left out some feedback forms so we could get an idea about how people felt the service went – from the quick glance I gave them it seemed very positive. Although one person commented that the language in the liturgy was very ‘street’ – but they were glad that young people were being drawn into the church because of it.
We then went off for a quick bevvy which was also good. Found myself chatting to a gentleman who was confirmed at St Matthew’s before it was burnt down – wow!
We have a group of about 4-5 people who will continue this little venture – I think Southwark is the perfect spot for something like this. So hopefully a nice little community can emerge here in the next 6-10 months.
Next service will take the theme of ‘light’ and will be on Tuesday 8th May also in the Harvard Chapel at Southwark Cathedral.