St Ambrose Church, Kidderminster, Worcestershire

Parishioner Christina Stubbins was chosen to crown the statue of Our Lady in the rectory garden. 

We started the service in church, where Canon Father Douglas Lamb started the service with a reflection on the early life of Mary, Our Lady's journeys, visiting Elizabeth, Bethlehem and Egypt.

He spoke of how Our Lady is the prototype of God's church. The readings were chosen from the Acts of Apostles because it was felt that it linked well with the holy season of Pentecost. As the readings were from when the Acts of the Apostles, where they were gathered after the Ascension of the Lord. 

The statue of Our Lady was carried outside of church and along Birmingham Road, before turning into Leswell Street, then proceeding through the grounds of Saint Ambrose school leading into the rectory garden.

The parishioners and clergy recited the rosary as we walked in procession behind the statue of Our Lady.

There were 50 plus parishioners in attendance. We all came into the parish's Adams lounge afterwards for tea and biscuits. We timed it nicely as it had started to rain as we were saying our last prayer.