Monday, 15 November 2010

Remembrance Sunday at St Brides - 14th November 2010

Unusually this year, Remembrance Sunday fell after Armistice Day (11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month) so I spent the 2 minutes' silence on Thursday in the reception of Cass Business School, just before going into a meeting.

But on Sunday a dozen Marketors were at St Brides for the wreath-laying and subsequent communion service. The music as always was exquisite - the St Bride's choir augmented by a volunteer (professional) orchestra. They sang the Durufle Requiem, and you can't go wrong with Durufle, in my view.

Driving into the City earlyish on a Sunday morning is a different experience. The streets had all been hosed clean after yesterday's parade. The mainline railway station at City Thameslink was closed. All was quiet except for the occasional tramp of soldiers moving in small groups towards St Paul's. The only coffee shop open was the independent Italian one, serving a diverse clientele of churchgoers and workmen in their reflective waistcoats. Parking was easy but there's no discount for going to church!

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