Appointment of the new Bishop of Beverley

The Society’s Council of Bishops is delighted that Fr Stephen Race SSC has been appointed as the next Bishop of Beverley by the Archbishop of York. Fr Stephen’s service to the Church has been rooted in parochial ministry in the Wakefield episcopal area in the Diocese of Leeds. While firmly grounded in the Catholic wing of the Church of [...]

2022-10-12T10:33:45+00:00October 12th, 2022|Categories: Events|

Ebbsfleet Parishes in Coventry Diocese

In the midst of the summer holidays Ebbsfleet parishes in the diocese of Coventry are supporting school-aged children in various ways. St Luke's Church in Holbrooks is running a Summer Club every Friday of the summer holidays between 9.30am and 11.30am. The club offers free activities, games and refreshments for children of all ages. [...]

2022-08-19T08:54:03+00:00August 22nd, 2022|Categories: Events|

Mission Project in Swindon New Town

Sir John Betjeman once remarked of S. Mark’s, Swindon that “its achievement lay in catholicizing a parish, not merely a congregation”.  Looking back at photographs of my predecessors in past generations, they are often pictured as part of a large staff team.  I am told that there was a time when someone only had [...]

2022-08-19T08:59:43+00:00August 1st, 2022|Categories: Events|

The See of Oswestry

Now that the proposed revival of the See of Oswestry has received the approval of both the Dioceses Commission and the Lichfield Diocesan Synod, The Society's Council of Bishops would like to record its gratitude to the Bishop of Lichfield, the Bishop to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and their staff for their hard work to [...]

2022-06-30T13:58:07+00:00June 30th, 2022|Categories: Events|

The Saint Kenelm Pilgrimage

The Saint Kenelm Pilgrimage takes place on Saturday 23rd July at St Peters Church, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, starting at 10.30. For more details  and timetable, please click here for the programme. You can also visit their website by clicking here.      

2022-06-09T11:30:07+00:00June 9th, 2022|Categories: Events|

Cornwall – The Land of the Saints

I have the great privilege of living in Truro which is a delightful Cathedral City that has managed to preserve that ‘small market town’ feel, located in the County of Cornwall in the South West of England. Cornwall is known as the ‘Land of the Saints’ and is steeped in Celtic Christian tradition. Christianity has flourished [...]

2022-05-19T11:58:05+00:00May 23rd, 2022|Categories: Events|

Signs Of Welcome

As I am writing this article, I am just recovering from the Walsingham National Festival, this year held on the early May Bank Holiday. As usual it was the wonderfully uplifting event it always is with the added joy of being the first one for three years! It was great to meet up once again [...]

2022-05-05T09:02:09+00:00May 5th, 2022|Categories: Events|

Greetings from the Diocese of Birmingham

The Ebbsfleet parishes in Birmingham range across this large and diverse conurbation. In the north of the diocese, nearer to Sutton Coldfield than to Birmingham itself, is my own parish of Saint Mark, Kingstanding and Fr Barry Smart’s parish of St Luke, Kingstanding. The area which our two parishes serve is basically one huge council [...]

2022-04-27T13:21:38+00:00April 27th, 2022|Categories: Events|
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