'Passion and Power' Youth Day 18th April 2015
Posted on the 18th April 2015 in the category Events
Youth Day on Saturday 18th April at St Stephen's, Lewisham
The first Fulham Youth Day is aimed at young people in the 11 - 16 age group and will take place at St Stephen's, Lewisham on Saturday 18th April. Here is an outline of the day:
11.00am Registration, quiz/treasure hunt and prepare for Mass.
12 noon Mass with Homily
1.45pm Activities to include Bible Study, and Games (including bouncy castle!)
3.30pm Benediction (using some items made during the activities.)
Please encourage your young people to sign up for the day by registering by the 11th April deadline via email@example.com. Further information from Fr Clive Jones SSC on 020 8311 6307.
Chrism Mass - Tuesday 31st March 2015
Posted on the 31st March 2015 in the category Events
The Bishop of Fulham's Chrism Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday in Holy Week, 31st March 2015, at 11.30am. The Chrism Mass will be held at St Augustine's, Kilburn, by kind permission of Fr Colin Amos and the Parochial Church Council. The Mass will be offered in the presence of the Bishop of London, and Bishop Robert Ladds and Bishop Peter Wheatley will be present and will concelebrate. Clergy should bring their own vestments (white stole and chasuble) if they wish to concelebrate.
St Augustine' Church will be open from 10.15am, and priests will be available to hear confessions from 10.15 - 11.15am.
All are welcome, whether or not they have been able to give prior notice.
A Pastoral Letter from the Council of Bishops
Posted on the 18th July 2014 in the category Events
We invite you to read this Pastoral Letter, and make it available, in all our churches on Sunday 20th July 2014.
A new initiative aimed at encouraging vocations to ministry in the Church of England is launched
Posted on the 1st July 2014 in the category Events
The Bishops of The Society are delighted to support the launch of the Here I Am initiative. Bishop Tony Robinson, the Chairman of the Council of Bishops said, "We are very aware that the Church constantly needs more people called to serve the sacred priesthood. We hope this new campaign using up to date digital media will encourage more vocations."
Here I Am is the title of the campaign which has the backing of the catholic societies of the Church of England with the full support of the Additional Curates Society. Those responsible have embraced digital media to encourage people to explore a vocation to priesthood alongside other kinds of ministry in the Church of England and the Church in Wales.
A new You Tube channel features specially commissioned films looking at how people are called to ministry, what the selection process involves as well as examining the kind of people who are called to follow a path to priesthood.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has backed the initiative: “I am delighted to see the Catholic Societies working together in order to promote and encourage more vocations to the sacred priesthood under this new and exciting banner of Here I Am”.
Fr Darren Smith, spokesman for Here I Am, said that vocations were emerging across the church in a variety of ways:
“People looking at the material we have carefully produced will quickly discover that there is no single mould, shape or pattern for the priestly vocation.”
He adds: “Browsers to our website will find details of courses, what happens if they want to take it to the next step and what the work of a priest in the Church of England today involves.”
A new Twitter account @hereiamvocation will be launched at the same time. Organisers hope that people will follow the initiative and join in a wave of prayer for vocations. Bishops and priests representing the catholic societies are already working in every part of England and Wales and it was felt that material that had served them well previously was ready for an upgrade to reflect where the digital audience can now be found. “We are excited and expectant about the future of ministry and mission in anglican catholic churches and communities,” Fr. Smith explained.
The next Vocations Conference is at St Stephen’s House from 29 - 31 August
For full details and booking form contact
Additional Curates Society
Gordon Browning House
Unit 7, Spitfire Rd
Birmingham B24 9PB
tel 0121 382 5533
visit them on Facebook
Chrism Mass Tuesday 15th April 2014
Posted on the 15th April 2014 in the category Events
The Bishop of Fulham’s Chrism Mass will be celebrated this year on Tuesday in Holy Week, 15th April 2014, at 11.00 a.m. The venue is to be the church of The Ascension, Lavender Hill, by kind permission of Fr Iain Young and his Parochial Church Council. This is (I think) the first time that the Fulham Chrism Mass has been offered outside the Diocese of London, and I hope that you will agree with me that it is good that this very important annual celebration should be shared among the three dioceses in which the Bishop of Fulham exercises episcopal ministry. I hope very much that as many as possible of you will be able to attend, and that clergy in London (and indeed Rochester) will be willing to make the journey into the Diocese of Southwark this year. Lavender Hill is, in fact, a very convenient and accessible venue for most of us.
I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Holy Tuesday. It promises to be an excellent, encouraging and strengthening celebration.
This comes with my prayers and every blessing as we approach Holy Week and the Great Three Days, the Crown of the Year.
With every blessing