Posts by Fr Neil Chatfield

Msgr Keith announces his successor

Monday 29 April 2024

At 11:00am today it was announced that the Holy Father, Pope Francis, had accepted Msgr Keith’s resignation from the pastoral responsibility for the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham and has appointed Father David Waller, until now our Vicar General, to be the second Ordinary of the Ordinariate here in Great Britain.

The Rector of the National Shrine, Fr Robert Billing, in the Slipper Chapel

From the Rector of the National Shrine of Our Lady

Friday 1 December 2023

Fr Robert Billing, Rector of the National Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham, has written an open letter about the 2024 pilgrimage season.

Call to Prayer and Fasting for the Holy Land

Saturday 14 October 2023

The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, on behalf of all the Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land, has called for a day of fasting, abstinence and prayer on Tuesday 17 October, to pray for peace and reconciliation. Members of the Ordinariate are invited to join in.

Statement from the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem

Saturday 7 October 2023

The Rt Revd Richard Moth, Bishop of Arundel and Brighton, has forwarded a statement from Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, along with a call for prayer for the situation in the Holy Land.

The altar at Christ the King Church

Reorganising Sunday Masses

Saturday 12 August 2023

Fr Neil explains the rationale and the need to reorganise Sunday Mass at Christ the King and St Joachim’s, which will affect both diocesan parishes and the Ordinariate Mission.

Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re sprinkles holy water on the casket of Pope Benedict XVI as Pope Francis looks on during the late pope's funeral Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Jan. 5, 2023. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Novena upon the death of a Pope: Day 9

Friday 13 January 2023

The entire Church mourns the death of our Emeritus Holy Father, Benedict XVI.  Communities and individuals will ask God to bestow his infinite mercy on the man who served the Church as Bishop of Rome. Join the novena which has been prepared for the Ordinariates to help pray for the Holy Father during the nine days of the Novemdialem.