English Bishop to lead Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship

Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Arthur Roche as Prefect of the Holy See’s department for liturgy (CDW), making him the highest ranking English priest in the Vatican Curia. His appointment is widely seen as an overhaul of the office which oversees the practice of worship across the global Church. The former Bishop of Leeds wasContinue reading “English Bishop to lead Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship”

A Truro Wedding, at last!

Helen and Christian finally got married at Our Lady of the Portal Church on 17th April, after several postponements due to the pandemic. Helen is of course familiar as a regular singer in the church choir and has even been known to perform for us with her ukulele! Helen’s mum Evelyne writes “I can’t thankContinue reading “A Truro Wedding, at last!”

See The Sixteen on the Wigmore Hall Stage this Monday

As part of Wigmore Hall’s Spring 2021 series The Sixteen presents an ‘as live’ online performance of music by William Cornysh, Richard Davy, Walter Lambe and King Henry VIII himself.  Recorded live from the Wigmore stage earlier this month, this concert will be broadcast for free on Monday 15 February at 7.30pm and will then be available toContinue reading “See The Sixteen on the Wigmore Hall Stage this Monday”

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

18 – 24 January 2021 THIS COMING WEEK is a Week of Prayer for Christian Unity around the world. As Catholics, we also bear witness to our faith through our actions in community with others within the wider Church of Christ. Pope Francis tells us that “All of us, as Christians, are united by faithContinue reading “Week of Prayer for Christian Unity”

Women lay ministry roles confirmed by Canon Law changes

A change to the Code of Canon Law was signed by Pope Francis on 11 January 2021. The Motu Propriu observes that “certain ministries instituted by the Church are based on the common condition of being baptised and the regal priesthood received in the Sacrament of Baptism” rather than from ordination, and confirms that suchContinue reading “Women lay ministry roles confirmed by Canon Law changes”