I spent some time this afternoon reviewing research proposals for The Alfred Ethics Committee (they can get you anywhere in the world with email), and then decided that I would go to a choral evensong. In keeping with my desire to support my local area, I attended St Pancras’ Church which is around the corner from my apartment.
It was advertised as an inclusive church and in an interregnum, and we know how important support is at such a time. They clearly put women to work here (see above). Jenny, the assistant priest, led a BCP service (but with some modern prayers).
There was a choir of four very good singers, plus the director music who chanted the bits our vicar normally does, but to a different setting. The choir sang all the responses and vesicles. Note the doors on each of the pews and the very high pulpit! Mthr Jenny, who could have benefitted from that pulpit (or elevator shoes), chose to preach from the lectern. Her sermon was on the Mozambique saint & martyr, Bernard Mizeki (you can google him, I did!).