Posted on the 12th May 2022 in the category Statements


The Society's Council of Bishops welcomes the proposals being set out by the Archbishop of Canterbury for what is currently the See of Ebbsfleet and what would become the See of Oswestry. They would result in additional support being provided at a diocesan level to the Provincial Episcopal Visitor (PEV) for the western half of the Province of Canterbury. Such an arrangement would inevitably bring with it benefits for Society parishes in that area.

 

We feel it is important that, as part of this set of proposals, a senior priest of our integrity be based in the south-west of England and be tasked with supporting the work of the newly appointed bishop. This would support the Provincial Episcopal Visitor with an ongoing presence in that region and would facilitate closer working with the south-western dioceses.

 

On the See of Beverley vacancy, we are pleased to hear that good progress is being made towards an appointment and that, all being well, the successful candidate will be consecrated to the episcopate in the autumn of 2022.

 

We are mindful, particularly with two of the three PEV roles currently vacant, of the importance of us exhorting the faithful to attend Mass in person in Society parishes on a Sunday wherever that is feasible. The easing of the pandemic has led our brother Roman Catholic bishops in England and Wales to reintroduce the obligation to attend Mass in person on Sundays from the Solemnity of Pentecost, which is on 5 June this year.

 

We commend their words to you: "The Eucharist gives the Church her identity. It enables us to worship Almighty God, to support each other on our journey of faith, and to be a visible sign of faith in the world. This hallmark is supported and strengthened by the precept that our fundamental Christian duty is to worship God by participating in the celebration of Mass. Attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days is the greatest of all privileges."


 

+ TONY WAKEFIELD

 

The Rt Revd Tony Robinson, Bishop of Wakefield,

Chairman of The Society’s Council of Bishops

+ PHILIP BURNLEY

The Rt Revd Philip North, Bishop of Burnley

+ MARTIN CICESTR

The Rt Revd Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester

+ JONATHAN FULHAM

The Rt Revd Jonathan Baker, Bishop of Fulham

+ WILLIAM LEWES

The Rt Revd Will Hazlewood, Bishop of Lewes 

+ NORMAN RICHBOROUGH 

The Rt Revd Norman Banks, Bishop of Richborough



 



Posted on the 4th May 2022 in the category Announcements

Your prayers are asked for the following candidates as they prepare for ordination; either the candidates are registered with The Society or the parishes in which they (will) serve are.

 

 

Ordinations to the Diaconate

Philip Garrett at 6pm on Saturday 25 June at Lichfield Cathedral by the Bishop of Lichfield

Michael Dixon at 6.30pm on Sunday 26 June at Sheffield Cathedral by the Bishop of Wakefield

Sebastian Way at 10am on Saturday 2 July at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford by the Bishop of Oxford

Tristan Meares at 10.30am on Saturday 2 July at Blackburn Cathedral by the Bishop of Blackburn

Ryan Otley at 10.30am on Saturday 2 July at Blackburn Cathedral by the Bishop of Blackburn

Andrew Bailey at 11am on Saturday 2 July at St Andrew, Holborn by the Bishop of Fulham

John Hillman at 11am on Saturday 2 July at St Andrew, Holborn by the Bishop of Fulham

Stephen Miller at 11am on Saturday 2 July at St Andrew, Holborn by the Bishop of Fulham

Daniel Heaton at 3pm on Saturday 2 July at Wakefield Cathedral by the Bishop of Leeds

Jonathan Roberts at 10.30am on Sunday 3 July at Chester Cathedral by the Bishop of Chester

Al Thompson at 2.30pm on Sunday 3 July at Manchester Cathedral by the Bishop of Burnley

Warren Mitchell at 2.30pm on Sunday 3 July at Manchester Cathedral by the Bishop of Burnley

Lewis Oliver Hemmings-Faye at 2.30pm on Sunday 3 July at Manchester Cathedral by the Bishop of Burnley

Thomas Cotterill at 6.30pm on Monday 4 July at St Paul, Brighton by the Bishop of Chichester

Daniel Vickerstaff at 7pm on Tuesday 5 July at St John the Baptist, Leamington Spa by the Bishop of Wakefield

 

 

 

Ordinations to the Sacred Priesthood

Fr James Walton at 3pm on Sunday 19 June at All Saints, Castlefields by the Bishop of Wakefield

Fr Neil Brunskill at 6.30pm on Sunday 19 June at St Luke, Southport by the Bishop of Burnley

Fr James Chegwidden at 5pm on Saturday 25 June at St Andrew, Holborn by the Bishop of Fulham

Fr Jonathan Fleury at 3pm on Sunday 26 June at St Luke, Grimethorpe by the Bishop of Wakefield

Fr Tony Lawrence at 4pm on Saturday 2 July at Portsmouth Cathedral by the Bishop of Portsmouth

Fr Sion Hughes Carew at 10am on Sunday 3 July at St Bede, Newsham by the Bishop of Wakefield

Fr Edward Gunn at 4pm on Sunday 3 July at St Helen, Auckland by the Bishop of Wakefield

Fr Matteo Zambon at 6.30pm on Sunday 3 July at St Mary Magdalen, Accrington by the Bishop of Burnley

Fr Jordan McDermott at 6.30pm on Sunday 3 July at St Mary Magdalen, Accrington by the Bishop of Burnley

Fr David Talbot at 7.30pm on Monday 4 July at St Katharine, Southbourne by the Bishop of Richborough

Fr Luke Demetri at 3pm on Saturday 9 July at St Michael, Croydon by the Bishop of Fulham

Fr Peter Jackson on Saturday 10 September (time and church to be confirmed) by the Bishop of Lewes

Fr Gary Gould at Michaelmas 2022 (time and date to be confirmed) at St Andrew, Holt by the Bishop of Richborough

 

A selection of prayers for those to be ordained, for an increase in vocations and for our Deacons, Priests and Bishops are available here.

 

Any additions or corrections to director@forwardinfaith.com as soon as possible please, thank you.

 



Posted on the 12th April 2022 in the category Events

 

Bishops of The Society will be celebrating the following Chrism Masses:

 

Bishop of Wakefield

11.30am on Wednesday 6 April at Lichfield Cathedral

6pm on Sunday 10 April at S. Peter, Horbury

7pm on Tuesday 12 April at S. Aidan, Sunderland

12pm on Wednesday 13 April at Ss. John the Evangelist & Mary Magdalene, Goldthorpe

 

Bishop of Burnley

6pm on Sunday 10 April at S. Catherine, Burnley

11.30am on Tuesday 12 April at Manchester Cathedral

 

Bishop of Chichester

12pm on Monday 11 April at Bristol Cathedral

 

Bishop of Fulham

11am on Tuesday 12 April at S. Andrew, Holborn

 

Bishop of Lewes

11.30am on Tuesday 12 April at Exeter Cathedral

12pm on Wednesday 13 April at All Saints, Hove

(N.B. for all clergy in the Diocese of Chichester)

 

Bishop of Richborough

11am on Saturday 9 April at Winchester Cathedral            

12pm on Monday 11 April at Chelmsford Cathedral            

12pm on Tuesday 12 April at Canterbury Cathedral            

12pm on Wednesday 13 April at S. Mary, Walsingham
(N.B. 2.30pm Sprinkling & Benediction at the Shrine of OLW - please contact the Shrine to book a light lunch at a cost of £6)

 



Posted on the 7th April 2022 in the category Events
 

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