Snowy Candlemas

When I visited Helsinki last March, there was a dump of several feet of snow overnight and the locals were worried that the highly efficient public transport system might be affected - the buses might be a minute or two late. On Sunday evening we had a snowfall of rather more modest proportions but notable by English standards.

Hence today there are no buses, no trains into London from SE England, the schools are all closed and everything has ground to a shuddering halt. I'm hoping that tomorrow someone might realise that the roads need to be gritted.

Nevertheless, the parishioners of Our Lady of the Rosary, Blackfen were unfazed by all this. Some hardy souls turned out for the English Mass this morning and we had a full complement of servers for the Procession and Missa Cantata this evening.

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