Posted on the 28th January 2022 in the category Events


This year’s event, the ninth such conference, is about exploring Pastoral, Practical and Spiritual care for Grieving Families bereaved of a child of whatever age and from whatever cause. Last year the Guild had to resort to a Zoom conference which worked well but they are pleased to be returning to Walsingham this year for a face-to-face one.

 

All are welcome

 



Posted on the 26th November 2021 in the category Events

A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 11.30am on Friday 10 December for Fr Geoffrey Kirk at the church of the Most Precious Blood, O'Meara Street SE1 1TE. A memorial address will be given by Fr David Houlding SSC. If you are planning to attend, you are asked to notify the parish via parish@preciousblood.org.uk indicating whether or not you intend to stay for lunch.

 



Posted on the 10th November 2021 in the category Statements


The Archbishop of York has written to set you the farewell arrangements for Bishop Glyn Webster. The letter includes details of how to make a donation towards a farewell gift for Bishop Glyn. Please note that tickets for the farewell service at 12pm on Saturday 8 January 2022 in York Minster are available via this web link

 

The Archbishop's letter also sets out the cover arrangements which will be in place while an appointment is being made of a new Bishop of Beverley. 

 

Our prayers are with Bishop Glyn as he prepares for retirement, with Bishops Tony and Philip in the episcopal cover which they will provide and with the Archbishop of York and those supporting him in making the appointment.

 




Posted on the 28th September 2021 in the category Statements


28 September 2021

 

The Society's Council of Bishops is grateful to the Archbishop of Canterbury for acting swiftly to put arrangements in place for the See of Ebbsfleet for episcopal cover during the period in which a permanent appointment will be made. 

 

Cover will come from serving Society bishops in the southern province and also from the Chairman of the Council. It is envisaged that, in general terms, the Bishop of Lewes and the Bishop of Chichester will cover the South West area of the See of Ebbsfleet, the Bishop of Richborough and the Bishop of Fulham will cover the South Midlands area of the See and the Bishop of Wakefield will cover the West Midlands.

 

The Society bishops are grateful to Catherine Williamson for agreeing to act as a first point of contact for Ebbsfleet parishes when a need for episcopal cover arises. Catherine can be contacted via office@ebbsfleet.org.uk

 

We suggest that Society priests celebrating Mass in the See of Ebbsfleet should pray for "Bishop Tony and the Council of Bishops" during the Canon of the Mass, should it be their custom to include such prayers. This will reflect the nature of the episcopal cover being provided by a number of Society bishops. 

 

Our prayers remain with the Ebbsfleet parishes in their mission and witness at this challenging time.

 

We offer The Society prayer for all Ebbsfleet priests and people:

 

Heavenly Father,

bless the bishops, clergy and people of The Society.

Bind us together in love and faith.

Renew us in service and witness.

And by your Holy Spirit

Guide our future and make plain your purposes.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Saint Wilfrid, pray for us.

Saint Hilda, pray for us.

 

 

+ TONY WAKEFIELD

 

The Rt Revd Tony Robinson, Bishop of Wakefield,

Chairman of The Society’s Council of Bishops

+ GLYN BEVERLEY

The Rt Revd Glyn Webster, Bishop of Beverley

+ 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 7th September 2021 in the category Announcements


Your prayers are asked for the following candidates as they prepare for ordination. It is envisaged that attendance at the ordinations will be by prior arrangement only  

 

Ordinations to the Diaconate

Tony Lawrence at 11am on Saturday 26th June in Portsmouth Cathedral by the Bishop of Edmonton (who is the Acting Bishop of Portsmouth)

Luke Demetri at 11am on Saturday 26th June in Southwark Cathedral by the Bishop of Southwark 

James Walton at 6pm on Saturday 26th June in Lichfield Cathedral by the Bishop of Lichfield

Neil Brunskill at 4pm on Saturday 26th June in Liverpool Cathedral by the Bishop of Liverpool

James Chegwidden at 11am on Saturday 3rd July in St Andrew, Holborn by the Bishop of Fulham

Sebastian Jones at 11am on Saturday 3rd July in St Andrew, Holborn by the Bishop of Fulham

Jonathan Fleury at 3pm on Saturday 3rd July in Ripon Cathedral by the Bishop of Leeds

Edward Gunn at 10am on Sunday 4th July in Durham Cathedral by the Bishop of Durham

Matteo Zambon at 10.30am on Sunday 4th July in Blackburn Cathedral by the Bishop of Burnley

David Talbot at 7.30pm on Monday 5th July in St Katharine, Southbourne by the Bishop of Richborough

Peter Jackson at 3pm on Saturday 11th September in Exeter Cathedral by the Bishop of Exeter

 

Ordinations to the Sacred Priesthood

Fr Ross Brooks at 5pm on Saturday 19th June in St Stephen’s, Wolverhampton by the Bishop of Ebbsfleet

Fr Glen Thomas at 12pm on Saturday 26th June in St Werburgh’s, Burslem by the Bishop of Ebbsfleet

Fr David Povall at 5pm on Saturday 26th June in St Paul’s, Clapham by the Bishop of Fulham

Fr Josh Delia at 3pm on Sunday 27th June in St John’s, West Worthing by the Bishop of Lewes

Fr John Blackburne at 7pm on Monday 28th June at All Saints, Notting Hill by the Bishop of Fulham

Fr Alan Rimmer at 7pm on Monday 28th June at All Saints, Notting Hill by the Bishop of Fulham

Fr Matthew Austen at 7.30pm on Tuesday 29th June in St Thomas, Brentwood by the Bishop of Richborough

Fr Robert Eloff at 6pm on Saturday 3 July in Manchester Cathedral by the Bishop of Beverley

Fr Ross Copley at 7.30pm on Tuesday 6th July in All Saints, Lincoln 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 Bishop.

 




 

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