We got to breakfast by about 8:30, meeting the others. We had decided to go in to a small Catholic Church in Hailsham, St. Wilfrid’s, for Palm Sunday Mass, so we called Andrew, our cab driver from yesterday and had him pick us up at 10.
St. Wilfrid’s is a small church, the third builton that site. The present structure was built in 1952 and contains some lovely devotional articles. The Mass was a usual Palm Sunday/Passion combination with two gospel readings. The congregation was small, but filled the church and the responses were fullsome. The stained glass window above the main entrance is of the martyr St. Margaret Clitherow.
After mass, we walked northwards towards the centre of town and stopped into a Wetherspoons pub (The George Hotel) for lunch. Then we dropped into a Waitrose to pick up a few things and stopped at The Old School House, now Prezzo, for coffee and dessert before calling Andrew to pick us up.
While we were waiting for the cab, I spotted this clever scupture outside Tesco:
Sunday evening was the opening reception for the conference, and then dinner. Zouheir attended the opening session and I retired to read and relax.