Posts by Julianne Chatfield

Homily from the Maundy Thursday Liturgy.

As we now enter the Holy Triduum, the most important time in the Church’s liturgical year, we become more aware that so much of salvation history, the story of God and his people, finds its fulfilment in these 3 days. From the fall of Adam, the flood and Noah’s ark, to the covenant with Abraham, […]

Holy Triduum Services

In the current situation, with everyone staying at home and churches closed, all our Triduum services will be streamed live on the internet. Here are the plans (the location from which services are streamed may well change depending on technology): Maundy Thursday Liturgy: 7:30pm on Facebook live from Christ the King Church. Good Friday Liturgy: […]

Fr Thomas’ homily for 2 February, Candlemass.

“The Lord whom you seek will suddenly come into his Temple.” If we turn back into the Old Testament, to when the Temple first came into use, we find an extraordinary scene. Vast crowds gathered rejoicing this profound moment, the priests and Levites lead the people in worship, the Ark of the Covenant which represented […]

Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world: Fr Neil’s homily.

John the Baptist sees that which others do not. He sees beyond the mere outward appearance of a man, his cousin. His eyes are opened to see the Ancient of Days, the Messiah, and in this person, the promised means of our salvation. He sees the Lamb of God. His response is to command us […]

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 […]