Charismatic Day of Renewal

Saturday 5th October from 9.45am to 4.45pm.

The Sisters of St Andrew Autumn Calendar 2019

Most Rev John Wilson, Archbishop of Southwark

Appointed on Thursday, 10th June 2019

 

 

 

 

Archbishop Elect John Wilson was born on 4 July 1968 in Sheffield. He studied for a Bachelor of Arts degree in theology and religious studies at the University of Leeds and began formation for the priesthood for the Diocese of Leeds at the Venerable English College, Rome in 1989. During his seminary training he completed a Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University and a Licence in Moral Theology at the Accademia Alfonsiana. He was ordained a deacon on 13 July 1994 by Bishop Cyril Restieaux

He was ordained to the priesthood on 29 July 1995 by Bishop David Konstant. He was appointed Assistant Priest at St Joseph’s, Pontefract in 1995, as well as hospital, hospice and school chaplain. He was appointed Assistant Priest at St Joseph’s, Bradford in 1998, and also served as a school chaplain.

In 1999, he was appointed Lecturer in moral theology at St Cuthbert’s Seminary, Ushaw College, Durham. He also completed a PhD at Durham University and latterly served as Vice Rector. In 2005, he was appointed Episcopal Vicar for Evangelisation in the Diocese of Leeds, a role he held until 2012.  From 2008 to 2014 he was also sessional chaplain at HMP Leeds. In 2011 he was named a Chaplain to His Holiness by Pope Benedict XVI. During the vacancy of the see, he was elected Administrator of the Diocese of Leeds by the College of Consultors from September 2012 to November 2014. From 2015 to 2016 he served as Parish Priest of St Martin de Porres, Wakefield.

On 24 November 2015 he was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster and Titular Bishop of Lindisfarne by Pope Francis. He was ordained to the episcopate by Cardinal Vincent Nichols on the Feast of the Conversion of St Paul, 25 January 2016. He had pastoral care of the deaneries in the western area of the diocese. He was also Chair of the Education Commission and had oversight of ecumenical work and inter-religious dialogue at diocesan level. He was also responsible for Liturgy, Art and Architecture, as well as the Historic Churches Commission.

On 10 June 2019 he was appointed Archbishop of Southwark by Pope Francis on the retirement of Archbishop Peter Smith. His installation will take place in St George’s Cathedral, Southwark, on 25 July 2019, the Feast of St James the Apostle. 

 

Live_Stream_V.2 of Installation of Most Rev John Wilson

Diocesan Day for Catechists – Saturday 28 September 2019

Diocesan Day for Catechists – Saturday 28 September 2019

 

On behalf of our new Archbishop, I would like to invite your catechists and children’s liturgists to attend the annual diocesan Day for Catechists on Saturday 28 September 2019 at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark, SE1 6HR.  This Day is for all the Catechists of the diocese, including those involved in Children’s Liturgy of the Word and the RCIA process.  This year, as with last year, we feature an additional workshop slot and a catered sandwich lunch.

 

The programme is as follows:

 

10:30am              Arrivals, registrations and tea/coffee

11:00am              Welcome and practical notices

11:05am              Keynote Address: The Gospel of St Matthew with Canon Luis Ruscillo

12noon               Session 1 (choice of workshop)

1:00pm                Lunch and Bookstall

1:45pm                Session 2 (choice of workshop)

2:45pm                Session 3 (choice of workshop)

4:00pm                Commissioning Mass to be celebrated by Archbishop John Wilson.

 

Along with the lunch, tea and coffee will also be provided and a Bookshop will be available.

 

In order that your catechists do not miss this important training day, please encourage them to put the date in their diaries now. You may wish to photocopy this letter for their information. The usual parish Booking Form will be sent out to parishes on 3 September 2019.  The cost is just £10 per person, which should be paid by the parish.

 

Like the Archbishop, I very much hope to see your catechists (and you, should you wish to attend, perhaps to concelebrate at the Mass) on Saturday 28 September at the Cathedral.

 

With our prayers and cordial regards,

 

Dr Mark Nash

Director of the Centre for Catholic Formation

Divine Mercy Pilgrimage to Aylesford

Contact details and flyers

Augustine Pilgrimage Route in Kent

Augustine Camino

The Augustine Camino is a relatively new pilgrimage route within the Diocese of Southwark, running between Rochester Cathedral and The Augustine Shrine in Ramsgate.  Their Founder, Andrew Kelly, will be offering a number of one day guided tours this Summer and a FREE one day pilgrimage is offered on 8th June from 8.30 am - 5.30 pm between Faversham and Canterbury Cathedral, ending with a Pilgrimage Service within the Cathedral.  For further information and a Narthex poster, click here.

Although we all enjoy the idea of going on pilgrimage abroad, for many it is not practical for a variety of reasons, such as finances, family or limited health.  The Augustine Camino is a practical way forward in order enjoy to enjoy the benefits of taking time out to reflect and pray without being too far from home or spending a large amount of money.

The overall Pilgrimage is 70 miles in total and can be reasonably walked in one week (or more, if preferred!).  It aims to take in the beautiful Kent countryside as well as places of history and heritage en route, including relics of St Thomas More, a number of churches, including some stunning stained glass windows, and a chance to explore affiliations to a number of saints, not least of which is St Augustine, who is considered Apostle to England, founder of the English Church and one of our three diocesan patrons. There will also be a chance to stop off for a good pub lunch and spend time talking and praying together. 

For those wishing to embark on more than a one-day pilgrimage, baggage transfer is available, as is a guidebook and Pilgrim Passport which you can get stamped along the route.

To find out more about the Camino visit: http://augustinecamino.co.uk/
To hear a recent interview of Andrew Kelly on Radio 4, on the subject of why people go on pilgrimage' click here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00051bf

The Diocesan Catechetical Certificate

This is a course for all those who wish to deepen their understanding of the Catholic Faith. It is particulary suited to parish catechists.

The cost is £345 per year for a two year course.

The Friars at Aylesford

 

 

 

You will find a comprehensive list of pilgrimages and events at Aylesford during the year. Consult the Friars website at http://www.thefriars.org.uk/


 

Directions to the National Shrine at Walsingham

Local Retreat Centre at Blackheath

The Sisters of St Andrew offer a quiet and reflective space for short or long retreats or days of quiet and reflection.

Further details. See website

http://www.sisters-of-st-andrew.com/

 

The Welcome
99 Belmont Hill
Lewisham
London SE13 5DY
Tel.:0208 852 1662
e-mail: welcome@sisters-of-st-andrew.com

 

Events
Meditative evening prayer with the Community
including Taize chants
7.30pm on the last Wednesday of every month (except July and August)
more information
 

 
  Mornings for carers Sr Regula Hug
7th July 2016 10.30am-12.30pm
  
For those who care for a loved one suffering from ill-health. A time to come away, pause, be, reflect, pray, listen, share with others the joys and difficulties on this journey of daily caring BOOK
 
more information
Mondays in 2016 Group supervision for spiritual directors 
more information
11am - 1pm
    19 September
24 October 21 November 19 December

 

 

National Shrine of St Jude, Faversham

Parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

 
The Parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is in the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Southwark and is served by friars of the Order of Carmelites.







The parish embraces the town of Faversham and the surrounding area, stretching to Teynham to the east, Lenham, Charing, Old Wives Lees to the south and Dunkirk, Dargate and Waterham to the west. 

Our friendly parish church is in Tanners Street where you will also find the intimate Shrine of St. Jude. The church, shrine and gardens provide a space for tranquillity and peace where you will soon feel at home. 

Members of the Roman Catholic church, we are also part of Churches Together in Kent and are fully committed to exploring and working together with other Christian denominations in the area, people of other faiths and all those who seek meaning in their lives.

 

Masses

Masses for Sunday 
Saturday 6pm 
Sunday 8am, 9am (at Teynham), 10.30am and 6pm. 
Tea & Coffee after the 10.30 am Mass in the Carmel Hall. 

Weekday Mass 
9.30am (unless otherwise stated in the Parish Newsletter) 

Holy Days 
9.30am and 8pm. 

Reconciliation (Confession) 
Saturday 10am, 5.30pm to 5.45pm and at call. 

Morning Prayer 
Monday to Saturday at 9.10am. 

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 
Tuesday 10.15am to 11.15am and 8pm to 9pm.

St Jude

Beside the parish church is the Shrine of St Jude where pilgrims come from far and wide. 

Entrance to the church and opening times

The church and Shrine of St. Jude are open at the following times:

  • 8am to 6pm (May to October)
  • 8am to 4pm (November to April, except Christmas Day)

Outside of Mass times, when the main doors of the church are open, access to the church is through the sacristy door. From Tanners Street enter through the gate marked Whitefriars. The sacristy door is on the right. See our Location Map in Quick Links above.

Further information

For further information, please contact:
Whitefriars 
35 Tanners Street 
Faversham 
Kent ME13 7JW 
  01795 532449    info@whitefriarsfaversham.org

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