Richborough Family Festival at Rochester Cathedral
Saturday 14th September 2019 Holy Cross Day
Mass at 12 Noon Evensong 3.15pm
Bishop Norman is very much looking forward to the much hoped for splendid turnout out from his parishes and beyond. Some parishes and dioceses have organised coaches although it would be helpful to have a rough idea of numbers for logistical reasons. Please do your best to encourage a great attendance.
Priests who relate to Bishop Norman for sacramental care (mainly The Society/SSC) are welcome to vest in the lady chapel (to the right of the nave) by 11.40am. There will be some red vestments but otherwise please wear alb and red stole. Only priests who hold a current PTO or licence are permitted to concelebrate and no exceptions will be agreed. All concelebrants must advise me in advance of their intention as I am duty bound to submit a list to the Dean and Chapter in advance.
Children are most welcome and although there will be no organised activities we will provide 30 goody bags for children of primary age on a first come first served basis. Laura the Erith Deanery Children’s worker will keep a look out for all such children. The Lady Chapel may be used as a break out area during mass for restless children who are accompanied by a parent or carer.
Lunch & Cathedral Cafe
If wet you are welcome to eat your packed lunch in the cathedral. We will provide some bin bags but please take rubbish home if possible. If the weather is good the castle lawn opposite or cloister garth are options. There are plenty of eateries for a sit down meal in Rochester High Street but large groups will need to pre-book as Rochester is quite busy on a Saturday. The cathedral café (in the crypt) serves drinks, cake, sandwiches and crisps – they are stocking up for us so please support them!
You are encouraged to bring your parish banner for the procession in but not out. Someone will be on standby to direct you.
The travelling evensong choir “SiNG” have been drafted in as the cathedral choir is not in residence. We are most grateful to them.
The Dean & Chapter and cathedral staff have been very welcoming and helpful in organising these acts of worship. The Society of the Holy Cross have also sponsored this day. The Bishop of Rochester will be present and will give the blessing at Mass. The collection will go towards the mission of our cathedral church so please be generous; Thank you!
Fr Clive Jones ssc (on behalf of the organising committee)
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The Bishop of Leicester is seeking to appoint a Priest-in-Charge of the parish of St Hugh, Eyres Monsell, Leicester, which is under the pastoral and sacramental care of the Bishop of Richborough. We are seeking a full-time Priest to lead and care for our outer estate church on the southern edge of Leicester. Our new Priest will work as part of the All Saints’ Mission Partnership of Society parishes.
To this end, we seek a person who:
Fr. Philip O’Reilly,ssc, Bishop of Richborough’s Representative in the Diocese of Leicester, can be contacted for an informal conversation about thiis post. firstname.lastname@example.org or (0116) 240 2215.
Diocese of Salisbury Weymouth Saint Paul’s A Parish affiliated to The Society and Forward in Faith
We are looking to appoint a motivated, energetic and forward looking vicar who can lead us on our spiritual journey, strengthening our liturgical traditions and building our established outward looking catholic mission.
The Parish receives episcopal oversight from the Bishop of Ebbsfleet and we are proactive members of the Society of Saint Wilfrid and Saint Hilda, our deanery and diocese.
Our hope is for a vicar to engage with the parish, grow the congregation, nurture young families and the youth of the parish and bring everyone to the love of Christ. In return, the vicar will find a willing, hardworking and supportive congregation.
Parish information can be found at www.stpaulsweymouth.org.
For an information pack and/or an informal chat, please either contact the Archdeacon of Sherborne’s office on 01202 659427 or email Debbie.email@example.com
or the Bishop of Ebbsfleet ‘s office on 01189481038 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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