Sunday, 25 November 2012


On Wednesday the Redbridge & Havering Ordinariate Exploratory Group met at St. Augustine’s for Mass and a Discussion. It was decided to hold our final meeting as the Ordinariate Exploratory Group on the 19th December when will meet for Mass and a Social Evening. From the New Year we will rename ourselves as the Redbridge & Havering Exploratory Group when we will look at all aspects of the Christian Faith and which, during Lent, will become the Lent Group.

As always everyone interested is welcome to our meetings

Tuesday, 4 September 2012


We will be meeting on Wednesday 19th September at 7.30 p.m. for Mass followed by a discussion on the Magisterium of the Church

Monday, 30 July 2012





Brochures are now ready for the Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 2013.  We are stopping at two excellent hotels and all entrance fees, three meals a day, and all gratuities are included. We plan to visit all the well-known holy places including Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jerusalem, Tiberius, the Sea of Galilee, the River Jordan etc. using air-conditioned coaches with an excellent Tour Guide. There will be a Daily Mass.  Travel Insurance is extra if needed (many people have an annual policy so don’t need the cover offered by the travel company) This is a trip of a life time organised for us by one of the best and most experienced travel companies McCabe.

The Pilgrimage is open to all who are interested so if you would like more details contact Father Mervyn or Father Martin

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

MEETING 18th July

Tonight 12 of us gathered at St. Augustine’s Church, Rush Green to celebrate Mass. After Mass, which we offered for all persecuted Christians followed by refreshments,we had a discussion about the adjournment of the debate about Women Bishops at the recent General Synod Those present were asked to support the petition by the Revd. John Richardson, Vicar of Ugley, to the Bishops asking them to keep the amendments they had made. We also discussed the decisions made by the Episcopal Church of the USA.

The next meeting of the Ordinariate Exploratory Group will be on Wednesday 19th September at St. Augustine’s Church when we will continue our study of the Evangellium Course.

Thursday, 21 June 2012


Pope Benedict XVI has elevated three priests of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham to the rank of Chaplain of His Holiness (Monsignor). Monsignor Edwin Barnes, Monsignor Robert Mercer, and Monsignor David Silk, have all received the honour from the Holy Father, recognising their former ministry as Anglican bishops. Mgr Barnes and Mgr Silk were received and ordained via the Personal Ordinariate in 2011, whilst Mgr Mercer was received and ordained in 2012.

The Ordinary, Mgr Keith Newton, said “By establishing Personal Ordinariates, Pope Benedict is seeking to be generous in making provision for those Anglicans who wish to come into the full communion of the Catholic Church. In every possible way he has sought to recognise the fruitful Anglican ministry which we undertook before entering the Catholic Church; this honour for these three distinguished men is a further sign of our Holy Father’s love and warmth toward this project”.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

The Redbridge & Havering Ordinariate Exploratory Group Meeting Wednesday 16th May

Yesterday evening there was a meeting of the Redbridge & Havering Ordinariate Exploratory Group which started with a Mass offered for the Ordinary Monsignor Keith Newton, for all those who have joined the Ordinariate and for all those exploring if the Ordinariate is right for them. After tea and coffee we had a meeting in two parts: the first considered the impact of the Passover Meal we shared on Palm Sunday and then, in the second, we considered our future programme which will include spending some more time on the Evangelium Course


Friday, 4 May 2012


It has been announced that the new Bishop of Chichester is to be the Rt. Revd. Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Whitby. Many people will know Father Martin from the time he was the Administrator of the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. Please keep Father Martin in your prayers as he takes up his new responsibilities.