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The Calais Jungle

On Saturday 10th October I made a visit with a friend to the migrant camp in Calais called the Jungle and a return visit was made on 7th November. I had heard much and read lots of contradictory things about this camp via the media. The Jungle is not a new phenomenon. I made contact […]

Called to be Holy: 15–23 May

For the nine days of the Called to be Holy Novena, the Ordinariate has made a selection from the many holy men and women who form part of the heritage of English Christianity. We published versions of the short daily office which was provided. Some of our spiritual writers come from before the divisions of […]

A week of guided prayer.

This week, in Eastbourne,there is a week of guided prayer. From today, until Friday participants will pray for half an hour each day and meet a prayer guide, also for 30 minutes. Any form of prayer can be taught in such a week but we have chosen to focus on using Scripture in prayer. Three […]

Prayer Vigil: What we prayed about

As reported on Facebook, in our twelve hours of prayer last Saturday we asked ourselves — as a community and individuals — five of God’s questions that are found in Scripture. Where are you? Where are we now and where are we going? What is that in your hand? What resources, talents and gifts do […]

The Great Divorce: Advent group 1.

This time last week some of us gathered for the first of our Advent study sessions. This year we are studying C.S. Lewis’ book ‘The Great Divorce.’ There are lots of strands to Advent and one of them is looking forward to the end things, including Heaven and Hell. This is a good book to […]

Peace in the New Forest

On the first full day of our time in the New Forest, we were privileged to have a morning with Mgr. Edwin Barnes, who is part of the Bournemouth Ordinariate and lives nearby. We had two sessions, the first being on the Peace. Fr Neil had asked Mgr. Barnes to talk about this partly because […]