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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 […]

Behold the Dowry

England will rededicate itself as the Dowry of Mary on 29 March 2020. This Re-dedication is both a personal promise of the people of our country, and a renewal of the entrustment vows made by King Richard II in 1381.

Homily from Mary Bacon’s Requiem.

The choice of readings and hymnody for Mary’s requiem are her own. One might be asking oneself why these readings, and in particular this gospel? Mary never saw herself as saintly, but neither could one say that Mary’s life had a great deal in common with the thieves on their crosses either side of the […]

Avenge me of mine adversary (Luke 18:1-8)

In the Parable of the Unjust Judge and the Persistent Widow we are given a purely human account of how ‘justice’ works. Men grant ‘rights’ and follow ‘laws’ simply out of convenience, rarely if ever, and seldom for the right reasons, groping towards the natural law. What is justice, anyway? When we confront this knotty, […]

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 […]

Novena with Newman: Day 9 — Model of Friendship

Form a link in a great chain of prayer by joining in the Novena with Newman leading up to his canonisation.