Posts by Fr Neil Chatfield

God is love

God’s is a love that undoes death, reconciles heaven and earth, and gifts eternal life to those who willingly embrace it with penitent hearts.

Rorate Mass at Our Lady of Ransom Church, Eastbourne, 11 December 2020

The Day of the Lord

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the lifeblood of the Church. It requires our active participation and, to be fully celebrated, our physical presence.

Christ is the new creation

Fr Neil’s homily at Mass on the Fourth Sunday of Easter (25 April) “There is no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.” Bookstores are filled with self-help manuals these days. It is a new fashion. Guiding lights are popping up all over the internet to offer the key to self improvement, to […]

Christ indeed from death is risen

“My Lord and my God!” These are the profound words of Thomas as he encounters the risen Christ for the first time.

Alleluia: Christ is risen! He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

This was the text of Fr Neil’s homily at the Solemn First Mass of Easter in the evening of 3 April

A new home

This year the Personal Ordinariate of our Lady of Walsingham celebrated ten years of its existence. In human terms the fact that we are still here after that length of time is against all the odds. For this part of the Ordinariate, in Eastbourne, we have seen many joys and a few sorrows in the […]