A Free Gift from the Bishop! A small booklet called Bringing People Closer to Jesus Christ through His Church is being distributed throughout the diocese today. It comprises prayers and reflections and lays out a pastoral vision that I would like everyone in the Diocese – clergy, faithful and consecrated – to work towards over […]
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Are you celebrating a 25th, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th or anniversary over 60 years? If so Bishop Philip would like to invite you to a Mass of celebration. This will take place at St Bede’s Church in Basingstoke on Saturday 30th June 2018. It is a wonderful occasion to celebrate and witness to Marriage. If […]
Bishop Philip has arranged for an inspiring day to help develop the mission of our Diocese in prayer, contemplation and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. This will take place on Saturday 5th May at the New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth. The Bishop invites all adorers from throughout the Diocese, together with those who have thought […]
Now that I am back from my visit to Cameroon, I have been re-reading the Declaration by the Bishops of the Bamenda Provincial Episcopal Conference of 4th October last year after the demonstrations and government-imposed curfew. It makes sobering reading. You can read it for yourself in the Portsmouth Diocese e-News – www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk With all good […]
The Most Holy Name of Jesus The month of January is dedicated to the Most Holy Name of Jesus. Here is a prayer you might like to use for the remaining days of January: Most merciful Jesus, you began your office of Saviour by shedding your blood and assuming for us that Name which is […]
A Christmas Gift from Bishop Philip Thanks to a generous donor, the Bishop wants to give everyone a copy of Matthew Kelly’s book, “Rediscover Jesus”. If you didn’t pick up a copy of the book over Christmas you can still collect one from the back of the Church porches. He hopes you enjoy it.
ADOREMUS National Eucharistic Pilgrimage & Congress, Liverpool 7th-9th September 2018 Bishop Philip invites you to join him at the Eucharistic Congress. This event is expected to be the largest gathering of Catholics in the UK since the visit of Pope Benedict in 2010. For details please see the noticeboards or call the Parish Office this […]
Friday 27th October is the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Abortion Act in England and Wales. Since then over 8 million babies’ lives have been lost. Bishop Philip calls for us to please pray for the safety of all unborn children, for mothers and fathers who struggle with issues that make abortion seem […]
A Pastoral Letter from Bishop Philip will be read in all churches. A few copies are available in the church porches for anyone wishing to take one away. It can be viewed on the Diocesan website or a copy may be obtained from the Parish Office.