Members of Forward in Faith will be spoiled for choice on Saturday, 23 September.
Priests and people from the Richborough Area will all be with Bishop Keith Newton at 12.00 noon at St Albans Abbey for a Festival of Faith – for full details, see the advertisement on page 22.
Meanwhile, at S.Alban’s, Holborn, FiF Chairman Bishop John Broadhurst will be celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of his Consecration and the Fortieth Anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood at 12.00 noon – for full details see the advertisement on this page.
Later that same afternoon, at 3.00 pm, Bishop Robert Ladds will be presiding at Mass at S.Silas, Kentish Town, as part of the celebrations of the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood.
Bishop Robert writes:
As I look towards Michaelmass and marking my Silver Jubilee of the Sacred Priesthood, I am conscious of two aspects of the occasion. In common with all called to Holy Orders, there is the sense of thanksgiving and awe before God and a consciousness of His Grace and Mercy. For me, there must also be the sense of one getting on in years yet relatively young in years of ministry! In extending an invitation to you to join with me in marking my Silver Jubilee, I am mindful of both dimensions – so requiring attempted humility coupled with a fulsome hope that some of you will be prepared to share with me.
Any arrangements can never meet all the requirements and expectations, but I hope what is being planned is appropriate. To reflect my south-eastern origins in the Rochester and Canterbury Dioceses and connections through Society of Mary and SSC, there is to be a Solemn Concelebrated Mass in London. Here in the north, where I have spent the majority of my ministry, I plan an Act of Thanksgiving in Hymns, Readings and Prayers, naturally, at Whitby.
The details are these:
Saturday 23 September 2006
Church of S Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London, NW5 3QP
By kind invitation of Fr Graeme Rowlands
Nearest Tube Station – Chalk Farm – 5 minutes walk via Croglands Road
Busses 24 and 46 from Central London to Malden Road NW5
3.00pm Solemn Concelebrated Mass, Devotions to Our Lady & Solemn Te Deum, followed by Reception
6.00pm Benediction of the
Brother Priests and Bishops invited to Concelebrate
It is most important, please, that contact is made with Father Rowlands to arrange to Concelebrate 020 7485 3727.
Saturday 30 September 2006
Church of S Hilda, West Cliff, Whitby
By kind invitation of Fr David Canon Smith
6.30pm Act of Thanksgiving in
Hymns, Readings and Prayers,
followed by Reception
With the support of those who make music
from around the Cleveland Archdeaconry
The Service is to be informal and Clergy and Readers, who are warmly invited within the congregation, will not robe.
It is hoped that friends from across the north, attending the Bishop of Beverley’s Provincial Festival at York Minster at 12.00 noon this same day, will find it convenient to travel to Whitby for this evening Service and Reception.
Please accept these warmly extended invitations