A substantial crowd showed up at St. Paul’s yesterday for the inaugural service of Refuge @ St. Paul’s. (I think that name, with its trendy at sign, is an abomination.) The service was followed by a reception in the undercroft.
I will have more to say about the service later. Suffice it to say, there were no substantial glitches, though I do think there is room for improvement. (One should not expect St. Paul’s to conduct a perfect service the first time out.) Whether the service will attract a following and whether it proves worth the substantial effort being devoted to it, however one might measure that, remains to be seen.
The photograph above was taken just before the service began. Click on it for a larger image.