Posts by Julianne Chatfield

Celebrating the Canonisation of our patron, St John Henry Newman

This weekend was very significant in the life of our Ordinariate. St Peter’s Square in Rome was packed for the canonisation of Saint John Henry Newman, one among five that day. Because he is our patron many Ordinariate clergy and laity were there, as many photographs on social media proved. Here in Eastbourne we had […]

Good Shepherd Sunday: Fr Neil’s Homily.

We hear from Jesus, in the Gospel, that it is those who hear his voice and respond that are given eternal life, “and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of the my hand.” (Jn 10:28) The good shepherd therefore, is the one who seeks out the lost and wounded offering […]

Holy Week Retreat: Tuesday

In half term, while away with our group in Bournemouth, Fr Neil and Fr Thomas went to Southampton to record talks for Holy Week with EWTN. Fr Neil gives the reflection for today here. If you want to catchup with yesterday’s talk, by Fr James Bradley, which was linked on our facebook page, it is […]

“Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her”

Dear friends, In the epistle St Paul says that we cannot earn our way to salvation in Christ. He speaks about a righteousness that comes from faith – our trusting ourselves to Christ and his infinite mercy. This trust however, requires a letting go of everything for the sake of Christ and being happy to […]

Deliver us! Readings for Lent 3.

Dear Friends, This week we once again encounter God on the mountain. Moses in our Old Testament lesson meets God in the burning bush. In so doing God reveals something about himself. Moses has to take off his shoes because where God is, there is holiness and his name is mysterious ‘I am, who I […]

Co-operating with God: Reflection on the Transfiguration

Dear Friends “He will transfigure these wretched bodies of ours into copies of his glorious body.” This is the great promise which is held out to us. That the glory which Christ has, the perfection and beauty, is being offered to us. We are looking forward to Christ’s redemption – to spending eternity in heaven […]