Posted on the 18th Nov 2014 in the category Events
Posted on the 11th Oct 2014 in the category Events
On Saturday 11 October 1,500 Catholic Anglicans gathered at York Minster from all over the North of England and beyond, with three bishops and 80 concelebrating priets, to be renewed in the faith and encouraged to continue God's mission in the world today.
For this year's Northern Provincial Festival, the Bishop of Beverley, the Rt Revd Glyn Webster, took as his theme the witness of three northern saints Paulinus, James the Deacon and Wilfrid. He encourage the worshipers to be like Paulinus in his missionary zeal, to remain steadfast in the faith as was James the Deacon, and to follow Wilfrid's example of commitment to catholicity.
The congregation was led in a joyful celebration by a choir gathered from all corners of the Northern Province, including many of Bishop Glyn's parishes.
Noting that the Canon enabling women to be bishops is likely to be promulged in November, Bishop Glyn expressed gratitude to all those who have served the traditionalist constituency so well throughout the synodical process to secure the provision for us to be able to remain and flourish within the life of the Church of England. In particular Bishop Glyn paid tribute to The Right Revd Martyn Jarrett, his predecessor as Bishop of Beverly who had sacrificially and faithfully represented our position.
Bishop Glyn urged the congregation to rise to the challenge that Bishop Tony Robinson, the Chairman of the Council of Bishops of the Society, had made the previous year to strive to make the legislation work. Bishop Glyn said, "I urge all of us who are not in favour of this development to take the invitation to flourish".
Bishop Glyn was very grateful for the gracious and warm hospitality provided by the Dean and Chapter of York Minster which enabled the event to run so smoothly.
Posted on the 3rd Sep 2014 in the category Events
Posted on the 13th May 2014 in the category Events
On Palm Sunday the Society in the Diocese of Sheffield held a Youth Liturgy at St Mary the Virgin, Handsworth. The theme was following Jesus and the Cross. The event started in the church hall with a welcome from the youth coordinator, Ben Otley, and the diocesan chairman, Fr Stokoe, We were then led in some craft activities. These included weaving Crosses, making prayer bead bracelets and making hot Cross buns. Following the crafts we had a procession up to church stopping at various places en-route to pray some of the Stations of the Cross, one young boy wore an alb and carried a wooden Cross on his shoulder to dramatically enact the role as Jesus. Once in church we had a simple penitential liturgy with a sermon on a text from Galatians 6 to remind us that although we have so many distractions and so much to boast of we should boast of nothing except the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. All were invited to place a candle underneath a Cross which had beenhung in the Chancel arch. Towards the end of the liturgy the children were invited to receive the ministries of laying on of hands and Anointing of the Sick, and there was an opportunity to make their Confession. Many took part in this and it was wonderful to see children putting themselves into the hands of Christ. After the service there were hot dogs and cakes and the Hot Cross buns were ready to eat! There was a good turn out with 44 young people plus accompanying adults, helpers and clergy. Youth Coordinator, Ben Otley, said, "I look forward to leading many more of these events around the diocese. I find events like this important as they give the young people a chance to get together and to develop their faith in an informal way."
Posted on the 10th Apr 2014 in the category Events
Bishops of the Society will be celebrating the following Chrism Masses:
* Diocese of York - At the Archbishop's invitation.
**with renewal of ministerial vows - for all the clergy of the Diocese of Chichester.