FiF Update

Mass at Christ the King

The appointment of Fr John Scott as Honorary Chaplain at Forward in Faith’s Headquarters at Christ the King, Gordon Square has meant some changes to the weekly cycle of celebrations in the English Chapel. Details are in the Christ the King entry in the Directory elsewhere in this issue of New Directions. We do hope that those of you who have occasion to be in Central London during the week will join us for Mass from time to time. Please note, though, that the English Chapel is closed on both Saturday and Sunday each week.

A Date for your Diaries

The Society of the Holy Cross (SSC) was founded by Charles Lowder on 28th February, 1855. As he reflected on the problems facing both the Church and society, he discerned a need for the clergy to commit themselves to a rule of life, in order to serve the Church better and to further the cause of the Kingdom. Today, the Roll of the Society stands at over 1,000 priests worldwide, of whom about 700 work in these islands.

The Master of SSC, Fr David Houlding, is calling all the brethren of the Society throughout the world together in Synod, for a Theological Conference, culminating in a great public celebration of the Society’s 150th Anniversary in the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday, 9th April, 2005 – a celebration to which we are all invited! More details will follow so, for now, book that date in your diaries and make sure that you are in the Albert Hall for the biggest corporate celebration for our integrity since Christ our Future.

Pusey House

Back in November last year, each copy of New Directions contained a booklet about Pusey House. Have you read it yet? And, if you have, have you reacted to it yet? It explains how very simply those of the Forward in Faith constituency can ensure that Pusey House remains secure for our corporate future. As we go to press, enough of you have responded by joining the Friends of Pusey House, for a minimum donation of just £10, to commit yourselves to giving over £5,000 per year. Not bad (and better than it was last time we reported!) but we could – and should – do a lot better! PLEASE get out your copy of the booklet, read it and prayerfully respond without further delay. And, if you can’t find it (because you put it somewhere safe!), call the Forward in Faith office on (020) 7388 3588 and we’ll send you another. (And if you would like numbers of copies to hand out to members of your parish who don’t see New Directions, give us a call as well.)

Forms of words for making a bequest to Forward in Faith in your Will

I GIVE to FORWARD IN FAITH of 2A The Cloisters Gordon Square London WC1H 0AG the sum of pounds (£ ) and I DIRECT that the receipt of the Treasurer or other proper officer of Forward in Faith shall be good and sufficient discharge to my Executor

or

I GIVE the residue of my estate to FORWARD IN FAITH of 2A The Cloisters Gordon Square London WC1H 0AG and I DIRECT that the receipt of the Treasurer or other proper officer of Forward in Faith shall be good and sufficient discharge to my Executor

Women Bishops and a Free Province

Teaching Days with Fr Geoffrey Kirk

Saturday 7th February 2004 at 10.00am in Yarborough School, Lincoln
Further information : Fr Andy Hawes, 01778 591358

Saturday 28th February 2004 at 10.30am in S Thomas, Longford, Coventry
Further information : Fr Gary Buckby, 024 7636 4078

Saturday 6th March 2004 at 10.30am in S Margaret, Leytonstone, London E11
Further information : Mrs Angela Banwell, 020 8989 2668

Saturday 20th March at 10.00am in Saint Luke’s Church, Wallsend (near Wallsend Metro Station). 
Further information : Fr Michael Vine, 0191 262 3723

 

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