Yesterday evening at Our Lady of Ransom, Eastbourne, the new Ordinariate Use was said for the first time, ad orientem (does a jig of glee), at the beautiful Lady altar. Fr Neil Chatfield celebrated, assisted by Fr Gerard Hatton. The pews were full, the atmosphere was reverent, it was peaceful. It was truly wonderful to be there. And of course there was a small celebration afterwards!
We are really exceptionally lucky, no we are blessed, to have the Ordinariate here in Eastbourne.
The statue of Our Lady
(slightly off centre to show that the pews had been returned to their original position for the Mass, facing the Lady altar,which in my opinion is where they should stay)
Another picture of the pews facing the right way.