Me being a traditionalist Anglican at heart I was glad of all the changes he made and the main ones I remember are
- We processed in and out to the organ rather than while singing the first and last hymns
- We all turned East while we said the Creed
- The Nicene Creed was said, not a crappy means-nothing poor imitation from Iona, Canada, Africa or anywhere else, like the ones we have been doing lately
- He has asked that in future when at the end of the service he bows in our general direction, we should bow back towards him
- We had incense. At a morning service!
- He's going to precent for the Clucas responses tonight (it's normally been done by someone in the choir for the past few years since with two notable exceptions none of the clergy officiating at Evensong were ever up for singing them)
It was also nice to see one former chorister, CH, join us while she's visiting her old haunts, and especially nice to see another current chorister, MB, back from university for the holidays. Welcome back folks, particularly since you are both altos and therefore much needed and cherished!