Tuesday, 19 October 2010
Why is there no Mass at this Church?
This is one of the most glorious churches in Great Britain, a very solid piece of our Catholic past. There are murals on parts of the walls dating back from Recusant times and there are artefacts of the Dorset Martyrs (portable altars and furniture), casually placed around the upper chamber as if the Saints themselves were about to put in an appearance.
It should be a place of pilgrimage, a well known and well publicised part of the Diocesan armoury, used on every possible occasion. Instead, it is a museum full of baroque bling.
Out of the eight martyrs, three held the names of Salmon, Pike and Pilchard. This must count for something dammit!