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New Archbishop - Bamenda
New Archbishop – Bamenda

The Holy Father has appointed a new archbishop to our sister diocese, the Archdiocese of Bamenda, Cameroon in succession to Archbishop Cornelius. The new archbishop is to be Bishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya who until now has been the Bishop of Mamfe. He is well known to the Bamenda priests here in Portsmouth and Fr. Emmanuel […]

Bamenda
Bamenda

Last week the Overseas Aid & Development Commission agreed to a request for an exceptional award of £20,000 to support the emergency relief work being undertaken by the Archdiocese of Bamenda to support the many thousands who have been displaced from their homes in the wake of the ongoing civil conflict in the region. This […]

Bamenda Lenten Alms
Bamenda Lenten Alms

I am delighted to report that the Lenten Alms giving during Lent was £6,000. This is an amazing total and will make a huge difference to those who, having fled the civil conflict in Bamenda, are being cared for by members of our sister Diocese. The generosity of the Parish when asked to make some […]

Lenten Almsgiving – Bamenda Appeal
Lenten Almsgiving – Bamenda Appeal

Have you given up that morning skinny latte with an extra shot for Lent? If so the £3.50 you don’t spend each weekday will provide over £100 towards urgently needed medical supplies for those displaced by the civil conflict in our sister Diocese. Keep the special envelope safe and put the money you save from […]

Lent Parish Events
Lent Parish Events

Lenten Supper – Friday 12 April in Parish Room after Stations of the Cross. As in previous years a simple Lenten supper of soup, bread and cheese will be served after Stations of the Cross. All parishioners are warmly invited to join this informal gathering and enjoy some homemade soup. Donations welcome towards the Parish […]

The 3 Pillars of Lent are Prayer, Fasting & Almsgiving
The 3 Pillars of Lent are Prayer, Fasting & Almsgiving

Prayer: Perhaps consider the way that we pray; to pray from the heart and really think about the words. Opportunities for prayer in the Parish:- Mondays 7.30pm – Rosary – Centre for Peace (during Lent) Wednesdays 12:05pm – Rosary (preceding Mass) – Notre Dame du Rosaire Wednesdays 7.00pm – Holy Hour, Rosary & Benediction – […]

Bamenda Sunday - 4th Nov
Bamenda Sunday – 4th Nov

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr Gerard, a first-year seminarian in Bamenda, who was shot dead last week by the military. Please remember his family also and the people of the Cameroon in your prayers for a way out of the current troubles there. Every year we have a special collection […]

Supporting our Sister Diocese in Bamenda
Supporting our Sister Diocese in Bamenda

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 […]

Pray For Bamenda
Pray For Bamenda

Please pray for Bamenda our twinned diocese in Africa. The socio-political climate in Cameroon remains tense. Most schools in the English-speaking part of Cameroon remain shut. Peaceful demonstrations have led to arrests, torture, and killing of some citizens by the military. The Bishops decided to speak out on the situation. Please pray:  “That peoples in need may […]

Retiring Collection
Retiring Collection

The retiring collection this weekend is for Bamenda, our twinned diocese in Cameroon. Please remember our brothers and sisters in your prayers this weekend and be as generous as you can in your donation for the many parishes, schools, health establishments and social projects we support in our twinned diocese in Cameroon. For details of […]