We offer our warmest congratulations to three contributors to New DirecTions:

Our cover photograph shows the recent Solemn Mass with Baptism and Confirmation at St Mary’s, Rotherhithe when 30 candidates were presented to the Bishop of Edmonton.

Fr Philip North (left) on his appointment as Bishop of Whitby,

Dr Colin Podmore (top right) on his appointment as Director of Forward in Faith,

Fr Richard Norman (right) on the news that he will be ordained to the sacred priesthood on the 19th December at 7pm this year at St Mary’s, Rotherhithe by the Bishop of Edmonton. He will offer Mass for the first time the next day at 7pm.

Ad Multos Annos!

As the General Synod meeting approaches we urge all of our members to pray for the Catholic Group and our Bishops as well as all members of the Synod:

O Lord, hear the prayers of your people
who call upon you;
and grant that they may both perceive and know
what things they ought to do,
and also may have grace and power
faithfully to fulfil them;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen