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Formation “Class of 2013″ Reunion
31 March, 2014 – 1:40 pm | Comments Off

Eight men with six wives form the group of 12 that finished the Wonersh formation programme in June 2013 met at Wonersh on Saturday 29th March for a reunion. They joined the current the diaconal …

A Weekend in the Arms of the Lord
6 May, 2013 – 3:21 pm | Comments Off
A Weekend in the Arms of the Lord

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect going on this weekend retreat at Worth Abbey.  This Benedictine monastery set in beautiful rolling hills of West Sussex is an ideal oasis.
Deacon Peter set the tone on …

Death of a Trainee Deacon
30 March, 2013 – 1:33 pm | Comments Off
Death of a Trainee Deacon

Benjamin Camil, 35, was on his way home on Tuesday morning after distributing food to destitute people when he was killed instantly by the explosion.
Maronite Archbishop Samir Nassar of Damascus called Mr Camil “a martyr” …

Free Companion to the Papal Election from CTS
16 February, 2013 – 8:49 pm | Comments Off
Free Companion to the Papal Election from CTS

Following Benedict XVI’s announcement of his resignation on Monday, many are now speculating on what happens next. This new and completely up-to-date publication takes you step by step through what happens until the election of …

Vatican II: the on-going Agenda
4 November, 2012 – 6:42 pm | Comments Off

7:30pm Thursday 18th October 2012
Amigo Hall, St George’s Cathedral, Southwark
A lecture by His Eminence Cardinal Godfried Danneels, emeritus Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels, who attended the Second Vatican Council as an expert.  A rare chance to hear …

Southwark Enquirer Days
30 September, 2012 – 4:31 pm | Comments Off
Southwark Enquirer Days

Don’t miss this call…
The ministry of Permanent Deacons was restored in the Archdiocese of Southwark in the 1970s. It is an ordained ministry of service dating from the earliest times of the Church and is …

The Homily and the New Evangelization
30 July, 2012 – 1:06 pm | Comments Off
The Homily and the New Evangelization

Wednesday 19th September 2012 (10am-4.30pm)
St. Mary’s University College
Waldegrave Road
Strawberry Hill
Twickenham TW1 4SX
In preparation for the Year of Faith (Oct 11th 2012 – Nov 24th 2013) this conference will look at the opportunities and challenges for …

Graduation at Westminster Cathedral
30 July, 2012 – 12:18 pm | Comments Off
Graduation at Westminster Cathedral

On the 18th July, the first graduation of Permanent Deacons for the full honours BA in Theology and Religious Studies offered in conjunction with St Mary’s Twickenham took place.
Congratulations go to Deacons Paul Gately, Neil …

Ordination of Brendan Flaxman
6 July, 2012 – 5:34 pm | Comments Off
Ordination of Brendan Flaxman

Following his three years of formation Brendan Flaxman was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate by Bishop Crispian Hollis of Portsmouth Diocese. The ordination took place on Friday 22nd June at St Thomas’ Church, St Helier, …

Southwark Diaconate Candidacy 2012
9 May, 2012 – 9:28 am | Comments Off
Southwark Diaconate Candidacy 2012

On the afternoon of Saturday 5th May 2012, the Archbishop of Southwark, the Most Reverend Peter Smith presided at Mass in St George’s Cathedral to admit four aspirants into Candidacy for Holy Orders and for …

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