Posted on the 11th May 2018 in the category News


Ordinations to the Diaconate, 2018





Kvetoslav Tomas Krejci

Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

30 June: 10.00

S. Giles-in-Reading

Joshua Bell

Norwich Cathedral

30 June: 10.30

All Saints, South Lynn

Aidan Bartlett

Holy Redeemer, Clerkenwell

30 June: 11.00

Our Most Holy Redeemer and St Mark, Clerkenwell

James White

Holy Redeemer, Clerkenwell

30 June: 11.00

St Martin of Tours, Ruislip

Blair Radford

Ripon Cathedral

30 June: 11.00

St Paul, Monk Bretton

Michael Vyse

Worksop Priory

1 July: 17.00

Worksop Priory

Simon Walker

Rochester Cathedral

29 Sept: 15.00

St Mary the Virgin, Swanley




Ordinations to the Priesthood by Bishops of The Society, 2018


Nicholas Archer

Bishop of Chichester

St Saviour, Eastbourne

19 May: 14.30

Adam Edwards

Bishop of Ebbsfleet

Holy Trinity, Ettingshall

24 June: 15.00

Nigel Palmer

Bishop of Fulham

St Mary, Tottenham

24 June: 17.00

Matthew Topham

Bishop of Fulham

St Mary, Tottenham

24 June: 17.00

Richard Hume

Bishop of Ebbsfleet

St Mary and St Chad, Longton

29 June: 19.00

Edward Backhouse

Bishop Roger Jupp

All Saints, Aston on Trent

1 July: 16.00

Aiden Edwards

Bishop of Burnley

St Anne, St Annes-on-Sea

2 July: 19.30

Mark Mawhinney

Bishop of Beverley

St John the Evangelist, Seaham Harbour

2 July: 19.30

Nicholas Johnson

Bishop of Beverley

Manchester Cathedral

10 July: 19.00

Philip Kennedy

Bishop of Fulham

St Michael, Croydon

14 July: 11.00

Alexander Hobbs

Bishop of Ebbsfleet

to be ordained at Michaelmas

David Watson

Bishop of Ebbsfleet

to be ordained at Michaelmas

Posted on the 4th May 2018 in the category Events

The Council of Bishops encourages participation by Society parishes


Prayer lies at the heart of all we do as Christians, and in a church that is coming alive afresh to the priority of mission, that rootedness in prayer is more important than ever. This is why we are so keen that parishes of The Society play a part in the Archbishops’ initiative ‘Thy Kingdom Come'. Between Ascension and Pentecost, as we look for the coming of the Holy Spirit, we are invited to set time aside to pray for the evangelization of our nation. This time of focused prayer has become a major ecumenical initiative. The Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales is committed to it, as are the majority of free churches.


We hope that you and your people will want to share in this huge wave of prayer. There will be many ways of doing this. You may want to offer Mass during the course of these ten days or hold some other public devotion. You may want to invite your people to share in ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ within their private devotions. You may well want to join in with other Society parishes or ecumenical partners to pray with others. Liturgical resources produced by the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham include:

If you arrange something, you may also wish to register it on the Thy Kingdom Come website.


Parishes of The Society running events as part of this iniative are ecouraged to use the hashtags #TheSociety and #ThyKingdomCome when promoting them on social media.



The Rt Revd Tony Robinson

Chairman of the Council of Bishops


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