The Bishop of Chichester asks for prayers for the two bishop designates.
Ruth will serve as bishop of Horsham and Will is to be the next bishop of Lewes.
Bishop Martin said today: “Please pray for the candidates and their families, asking God’s blessing on their future ministry and its fruitfulness.”
A date for a welcome in the Diocese of Chichester will be announced shortly.
The following links are for the livestreaming of the 2 consecration services on 15thJuly at Lambeth Palace.
The links are:
MORNING SERVICE: Consecration of the Bishop of Horsham
AFTERNOON SERVICE: Consecration of the Bishop of Lewes
Calling young pilgrims!
Join us for this year's 2020 Youth Pilgrimage @ Home from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th August
The 2020 Youth Pilgrimage is set to be an exciting departure from events in previous years. With the lock-down restrictions still in place, we are launching a special virtual pilgrimage so that we can come together in worship and celebrate this fantastic event from our homes!
The inspiration behind this year's Youth Pilgrimage @ Home is the Shrine’s pilgrimage theme for the year: Mary, Queen of Creation. We will also be exploring how we can ‘stay connected’.
Each day there will be videos available and a resource booklet of things to do at home, linked to the videos. We will be streaming live from the Shrine and all our young people (and leaders!) will be encouraged to interact during the week and send us photos of the various challenges and activities that they take part in on our Youth Pilgrimage Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram (using the hashtag #WYP2020). The programme is constantly being developed so keep an eye out for any changes here on our website and on our Youth Pilgrimage Facebook page. There will be music from the fabulous CJM and bible studies, a virtual Holy Mile Procession, Devotion, Benediction and much more!
T-Shirts with the Mary Queen of Creation logo will also be available from the Shrine Shop! Details on how to order will be provided soon.
2020 Youth Pilgrimage @ Home Programme*
Monday 3rd August
7.00pm Welcome and First Visit with Fr Kevin Smith, Bishop Philip North and CJM
Tuesday 4th August
11.00am Bible Study with Fr Philip Barnes and Fr Paul Robinson
7.00pm Virtual Holy Mile Procession with Rosary
Wednesday 5th August
11.00am Bible Study with Caroline Ward (Schools and Young Pilgrims Officer)
7.00pm Devotion and Benediction with Fr Kevin and music from CJM
Thursday 6th August
11.00am Bible Study with Fr Philip Barnes and Fr Paul Robinson
7.00pm Bishop Philip North
Friday 7th August
11.00am Last Visit with Fr Kevin Smith and music from CJM
* N.B. programme subject to change
Be part of our virtual procession
We need your help! Today we are inviting young pilgrims to join our virtual procession by sending in a video of themselves saying the ‘Hail Mary’. This can be on your own or with other young people who live in your household (we need a mixture of the two!). Your video needs to in 'landscape' with a short pause between the two sections. We are hoping to then include all videos during our Virtual Procession on the Tuesday evening (4th August).
Emails must be sent from an adults email account and include a statement which gives permission that the video may be shown online. (This will include our website, Facebook Page, Vimeo and YouTube. No names or other details will be used).
When you have recorded your video please send it to Caroline Ward, our Schools and Young Pilgrims Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org along with the permission statement from a parent or guardian
Videos will need to be in by Friday 26th June in order to be included. We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
(Pause here for 3-4 seconds)
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.
The videos will be released daily and will be available to watch again.
You can take part via our website: https://www.walsinghamanglican.org.uk/
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/channels/youthpilgrimage
Visit our dedicated Youth Pilgrimage Facebook Page: @olwyp
The story so far
2020 National Pilgrimage at Home
The Walsingham Youth Pilgrimage
The 2020 Youth Pilgrimage @ Home
The Pilgrimage of Healing & Renewalto edit.
Link - on the diocesan web site
Full deatils of the solemn rquiem will be put up when the lock down is over
To all members of the Society/FiF in the Diocese of Chichester,
Fr Beau Brandie died peacefully last night after a fairly short illness. He was wonderfully cared for from St John’s, West Worthing, where he ministered in retirement. Even in this lockdown he was sustained sacramentally by Fr Roger Caswell, a ministry that was deeply appreciated.
Fr Beau was a stalwart defender of the Catholic Faith in the Church of England, and in this diocese. His commitment to the Faith was never simply a matter of ecclesiastical politics – though it was certainly that as well! But far more importantly, our religion, the practice of Christian faith in its full power and glory, was for Fr Beau the practical and evangelistic expression of the love of God in mercy and redemption.
As those of you who knew him well might expect, he left detailed notes about his funeral arrangements. Fr Roger tells me that they are as follows:
After a small service at the crematorium (he has specified who should attend) his ashes will come back to St John’s until they can be buried at Walsingham. Solemn Requiem at St John’s, which I believe you have agreed to celebrate, when restrictions permit.
Details of the Solemn Requiem will be advertised as soon as arrangements can be made.
Meanwhile, I commend Fr Beau to your prayers: to give thanks for his life and ministry, to pray for the repose of his soul.
May he rest in peace and rise in glory.
Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us, therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia!
Greetings to you in the Easter Octave.
The celebration of the paschal mystery has placed very severe restrictions on us this year. But the determination to observe the sacred rites of our faith has shone through.
For lay and ordained alike, this has been an observance marked by prayer, as we have sought new ways to connect with mystery of faith.
Jesus is present to us in the experience of Spiritual Communion, defying the limits of time and space, as when he joined the disciples behind locked doors in the Upper Room. So, too, he has come into our homes, to bring us the gift of his peace.
As we bring this never to be forgotten Holy Week and Easter Octave to a close, I invite you to join with me in a time of adoration and prayer, broadcast from the Bishop's Chapel in Chichester, on Sunday afternoon, 19th April, at 5.30 pm.
There will be an opportunity to reflect on the scriptures, and to adore the Lord in Exposition and Benediction. We shall use the Rosary in the devotions during this service. For those who wish to join in singing the hymns, the words are attached to this email.
The devotion can be accessed from the Society diocesan website, http://sswshchichester.weebly.com/, and on the Society’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TheSocietyChichester. I hope you will join me.
So let us rejoice. Death is conquered, love is victorious.
Christus Vincit. Alleluia!
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