Today (Sat) was the second round of ordinations, this time in St. Asaph.
The marked difference from Llandaff was the lack of pretence in St. Asaph.
The marks of the institutional church were still there, the pomp and regalia was all too obvious, but it was somewhat down to earth. Announcements before hymns and before the service began, rather than expecting people to realise what was going on and a sermon by Trevor Dennis really relegated the ceremony of the Llandaff ordination into the realm of profesional worship, where the St. Asaph one was just plain old heart-felt church trying its best on a big occasion.
A family gathering almost, rather than a formal meal where one dares put a foot out of line!