Posts by Fr Neil Chatfield

Masses by candlelight.

Tomorrow sees the second of the three Rorate Masses this Advent. Members of our community have attended and contributed to these over the last couple of Advents. Starting at 6:30am at Our Lady of Ransom, they are lit only by candles and are quiet and meditative. Perfect for the reflective nature of Advent.

“It is not good for man to be alone.”

19th Sunday after Trinity (27th in Ordinary Time) Dear friends, These words of God are spoken in the story of our creation, at the beginning of our existence. It reveals a fundamental truth about what it is to be human. We are social creatures and in printed into our DNA is the need to be […]

Pastoral Letter from the Ordinary

Mgr Keith writes on the highlights of 2017/2018, including the Ordinariate Families’ Fund to support clergy families. The Governing Council has mandated a second collection for this next week.

A statement from Fr Neil

With the permission of Mgr Keith, Fr Neil has accepted Bishop Richard’s invitation to become Parish Priest of Christ the King, Langney, in addition to his Ordinariate ministry which will continue at St Agnes and OLR. Please read the full article.

Bishops’ statement on abortion

This statement , published by the Catholic Bishops of England, Wales and Scotland, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 UK Abortion Act, is addressed not only to Catholics of our countries, but more broadly to all people who seek to uphold the dignity of human life and protect the unborn child. […]

Annual Report 2016/17

The diocesan parish of Our Lady of Ransom with St Agnes and St Gregory held its AGM on Thursday 20 July. We presented a report of our activities for their information. For the last eighteen months we have been using Divine Worship on a Monday evening at 7:30pm, at OLR. This is the Ordinariate Use […]