Mass at Christ the King
The appointment of Fr John Scott as Honorary Chaplain at Forward in Faith’s Headquarters at Christ the King, Gordon Square, has meant some changes to the weekly cycle of celebrations in the English Chapel. Details are in the Christ the King entry in the Directory elsewhere in this issue of New Directions. We do hope that those of you who have occasion to be in Central London during the week will join us for Mass from time to time. Please note, though, that the English Chapel is closed on both Saturday and Sunday each week.
A Date for your Diaries
The Society of the Holy Cross (SSC) was founded by Charles Lowder on 28th February, 1855. As he reflected on the problems facing both the Church and society, he discerned a need for the clergy to commit themselves to a rule of life, in order to serve the Church better and to further the cause of the Kingdom. Today, the Roll of the Society stands at over 1,000 priests worldwide, of whom about 700 work in these islands.
The Master of SSC, Fr David Houlding, is calling all the brethren of the Society throughout the world together in Synod, for a Theological Conference, culminating in a great public celebration of the Society’s 150th Anniversary in the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday, 9th April, 2005 – a celebration to which we are all invited! More details will follow so, for now, book that date in your diaries and make sure that you are in the Albert Hall for the biggest corporate celebration for our integrity since Christ our Future.
And another . . .
Apologies that an incorrect date crept into last month’s Update. Corrected details are:
Saturday 22nd May 2004
FiF London Annual Pilgrimage to Boulogne Cathedral
12.00 noon – Concelebrated Mass, concluding with a Visit to the Image
Principle Concelebrant and Preacher : Bishop Edwin Barnes
A good day out with time to enjoy French cuisine and shopping!
Coaches will be leaving from points all over London or you can make your own way there by car and ferry or Channel tunnel
Further information from Gill James – 020 8866 2035
And another . . . .
Friday 25th to Sunday 27th June 2004 FiF London
Vocations Weekend at Ascot Priory for those beginning to explore vocations
Further information from Fr Malcolm Gray – 020 8360 2947
Forms of words for making a bequest to Forward in Faith in your Will
I GIVE to FORWARD IN FAITH of 2A The Cloisters Gordon Square London WC1H 0AG the sum of pounds (£ ) and I DIRECT that the receipt of the Treasurer or other proper officer of Forward in Faith shall be good and sufficient discharge to my Executor
I GIVE the residue of my estate to FORWARD IN FAITH of 2A The Cloisters Gordon Square London WC1H 0AG and I DIRECT that the receipt of the Treasurer or other proper officer of Forward in Faith shall be good and sufficient discharge to my Executor
(Members of Forward in Faith Wales / Credo Cymru will find forms of words for making a bequest to Forward in Faith Wales in the latest issue of Province.)
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Teaching Days with Fr Geoffrey Kirk
Saturday 8th May at 10.30 am at S.Luke’s Church, Canton, Cardiff (Arranged by FiF Wales / Credo Cymru) Further information : Wendy Burdon, 01792 781268
Saturday 22nd May at 11.00 am at S.Martin’s Church, Lewes Road, Brighton. Further information : Fr Beau Brandie, 01273 604687
Saturday 12th June at 10.30 am at All Saints, Shrewsbury (Arranged by FiF Wales / Credo Cymru) Please NOTE change of date. Further information : Wendy Burdon, 01792 781268
And, finally, one more date for your diaries
The Forward in Faith National Assembly will take place at The Emmanuel Centre, Marsham Street, SW1 on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th October 2004.