That time of year again!

Yes, it is the time of year when we distribute to the membership our Treasurer’s Report for the past year, along with Renewal Forms for all those who pay their subscription other than by Banker’s Order. Please save Forward in Faith money by paying now, rather than leaving it for so long that we have to incur further costs in sending you a reminder!

This year’s Report is a particularly interesting one and we urge all our members to take the trouble to read it and then give thanks for the very good news it contains! Furthermore, we urge you to follow the example set out therein!

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…

Saturday 22nd May 2004

FiF London Annual Pilgrimage to Boulogne Cathedral
12.00 noon – Concelebrated Mass, concluding with a Visit to the Image

Principal Concelebrant: Bishop John Broadhurst

Preacher : Fr Mark Brackley
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

Women Bishops and a Free Province

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 19th 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.