PENTECOST / INTERNATIONAL MASS

PENTECOST / INTERNATIONAL MASS

I wish to invite you to celebrate Pentecost Sunday with us at our International Mass on Sunday 9th June at 11am St James. Readings in different languages, international music, flags & national dress or please wear red. FOODS OF THE WORLD after Mass. Please bring a...
50TH ANNIVERSARY OF ORDINATION

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF ORDINATION

Time stands still for no man and here I am about to mark my fiftieth anniversary of ordination on Friday 7th June. Aware that the parish celebration is fixed for Sunday 14th July, I intended to keep this as a low key event. However, it has now developed into a much...
THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD

THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD

On Thursday, a Holy Day of Obligation, we mark the return of the Risen Lord to the Father as he takes his place in glory. The message of the Ascension is NOT that Jesus flew into the sky but rather that Christ returns to the Father having achieved what he was sent to...
CONFIRMATION CELEBRATION

CONFIRMATION CELEBRATION

Our congratulations to our 40 candidates who celebrated Confirmation at St John’s Cathedral, Portsmouth, yesterday Saturday 25th May, along with candidates from Christ the King. Bishop Philip presided at the ceremony. Confirmation marks the completion of their full...
RESTORATION OF ABBEY RUINS AT ST JAMES

RESTORATION OF ABBEY RUINS AT ST JAMES

I am pleased to confirm that Historic England have made a very generous grant towards the cost of the preservation of the four Abbey Ruins, the largest and most significant is in the Presbytery garden. The application for works is in the final stage of approval by the...
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