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Stamford Confirmation

Posted on the 10th December 2017 in the category Events

Bishop Norman confirmed candidates prepared for Confirmation by Fr Gavin Cooper, at S Mary Stamford on Sunday 10th December 2017. (Photo Guy Marshall)

Walthamstow Confirmation

Posted on the 3rd December 2017 in the category Events

Bishop Norman Confirmed candidates at S Michael and All Angels Walthamstow on Sunday 3rd December prepared by Fr Alex Summers.

Vacant Parishes

Posted on the 1st December 2017 in the category Vacancies

Vacant Parishes in the Richborough Area.


See Diocesan Website for futher details.

Holy Cross, Marsh Farm. St Albans Diocese. Full time Priest in Charge

Holy Spirit Southsea. Portsmouth Diocese. Full time Priest in Charge

Christ the Redeemer, Blackfordby & Woodville. Leicester Diocese. Half time

Binbrook Group. Lincoln Diocese. Full time Rector


In Vacancy

All Saints Eastchurch. Canterbury Diocese

S Andrew Deal - Half time Canterbury Diocese

S Luke Gillingham. Rochester Diocese

Heveningham and Cookley. St Edmundsbury & Ipswich Diocese

Covehithe. St Edmundsbury & Ipswich Diocese

Holy Trinity, Winchester. Winchester Diocese

S Thomas of Canterbury, Brentwood. Chelmsford Diocese

Holy Trinity, Hawley. Guildford Diocese

S Hugh, Eyres Monsell, Leicester Diocese

Holy Trinity Ramsgate. Canterbury Diocese

S Peter's Folkestone. Canterbury Diocese

Temple Ewell & Lydden. Canterbury Diocese

2018 Chrism Mass

Posted on the 1st December 2017 in the category Events

Bishop Norman will Preside and Preach at the following Chrism Masses in 2018

Wednesday 21st Marchl at S Hugh, Eyres Monsell, Leicester LE2 9BU at 19.30 hrs

Saturday 24th March at Guildford Cathedral, GU2 7UP at 11.00am

Monday 26th March at Chelmsford Cathedral, CM1 1TY at 12 noon

Tuesday 27th March at Canterbury Cathedral, CT1 2EH at 12 noon

Wednesday 28th March in the Shrine Church at Walsingham, NR22 6BP at 12 noon. Please contact The Shrine Hospitality office (01328 820 239) to book lunch.

(Photo by Guy Marshall of Chrism Olis at Chelmsford Cathedral in 2017)

A new initiative aimed at encouraging vocations to ministry in the Church of England is launched

Posted on the 1st December 2017 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


tweet @hereiamvocation

visit them on Facebook






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