Posted on the 7th April 2022 in the category Events
Posted on the 3rd April 2022 in the category Announcements

The Society is delighted to announce that the second half of its National Missioner role is going to be undertaken by Fr Chris Brading SSC. Fr Chris will work alongside the existing Missioner, Fr David D'Silva, in this important role. Both Fr Chris and Fr David will be serving as part-time parish priests alongside being part-time Missioner. Fr Chris has been the parish priest of St Richard, Haywards Heath for the last five years and will be moving within the Diocese of Chichester to become the parish priest of St Mary Our Lady, Sidlesham in the summer.


Bishop Will Hazlewood, The Society's lead on mission, commented: "I'm thrilled that Fr Chris has discerned a call to work alongside Fr David in this new role, which we are discovering carries with it lots of possibilities and ideas for our movement. We're particularly pleased with how well the Catholic Mission Network is developing, harnessing not only the resources contained in Fr James Mallon's book Divine Renovation but also the wisdom and experience of our parish priests."


Fr Chris commented: "I'm excited at the prospect of this next stage in my ordained ministry. I look forward to utilising my skills and expertise in marketing and communications to support mission and evangelism in Society parishes."


The Society records its gratitude to the Archbishops' Council for funding this new initiative.


The Society's Mission Strategy may be found here.


Posted on the 9th March 2022 in the category News

The Society is delighted to learn that Fr George Westhaver, Principal of Pusey House in Oxford, has been presented with the Dunstan Award for Prayer and the Religious Life by the Archbishop of Canterbury at a ceremony held earlier this week at Lambeth Palace. It is a richly deserved recognition of the excellent and pioneering work Fr Westhaver has undertaken at Pusey House, including the establishment of the Oxford Scriptorium. The Scriptorium is a study group for students which runs throughout the working day on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during term-time and is structured around periods of work, breaks, and prayer.


Posted on the 8th March 2022 in the category News

As we continue to pray that we as Christians might all be one, The Society is delighted to learn that Bishop Jonathan Baker has been appointed Chair of the Council for Christian Unity. Please hold Bishop Jonathan in your prayers as he undertakes this important role and for Christians of all denominations living in the Ukraine who are facing peril on a daily basis and an uncertain future.


Posted on the 25th February 2022 in the category Announcements

Following the retirement of The Rt Revd Glyn Webster, as the Bishop of Beverley, the See fell vacant on the 8th January 2022.


Any person wishing to comment on the needs of the role, or who wishes to propose candidates, should write by the 16th March 2022 to:


The Most Revd and Rt Hon Stephen Cottrell

Archbishop of York

Bishopthorpe Palace


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