14 March 2017

Missa Cantata for Laetare Sunday

There will be a missa cantata at Our Lady of Consolation for Laetare Sunday, 26 March at 3.00 pm.

13 March 2017

Requiem for Margaret Clark

There will be a Extraordinary Form Requiem celebrated for Margaret Clark at Our Lady of Sorrows, Bognor Regis on Thursday, 30 March at noon, celebrant Fr Jonathan Martin.

If you are able, please do go along and pray for her.

Also, if there is anyone able to serve the Requiem, please could you contact me as soon as possible? Thank you.

Fr Michael Clifton

St Raphael’s Church, St Raphael's Cottage, Portsmouth Road, Kingston-upon-Thames,
Surrey KT1 2NA on Tuesday 28th March at 11.00am.
On Monday 27th March Father Michael’s body will be brought into the church with an Extraordinary Form Mass at 19.00
His body will then be taken after the funeral to Herne Bay for burial with his family
Father Michael requested purple vestments be worn.

04 March 2017

Mass Cancellations at St Thomas More, Seaford

There will be no March or April Masses in Seaford.

Masses resume on the 3rd Sunday, Sunday 21st May at 3.00 pm.

24 February 2017

Day of Recollection




There will be a Day of Recollection at Bethany Chapel, Easons Green, on Wednesday, 29 March led by Fr Gerard Hatton. 

Mass starts the day at 11.30 am, followed by a talk, shared lunch, Rosary, and Benediction, ending about 3.30 pm.

Please  phone Pam Talbot (number on the side bar under Bethany Chapel) for further details.

Of your charity...

...Please pray for the repose of the soul of Father Michael Clifton, who died yesterday.

He was an amazingly erudite and devoted priest, who said Masses for us at Bethany Chapel. May he rest in peace.


22 February 2017

Missa Cantata this evening...

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...at Our Lady Of Ransom, Eastbourne for the feast of the Chair of St Peter at 7.30 pm.

15 February 2017

A Reminder...



...that there is a Missa Cantata this Sunday, 19 February, at St Thomas More, Seaford, at 3.00 pm.


02 February 2017

29 January 2017

My. Word.


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The Diocese is hosting a Formation Day in Crawley. Austen Ivereigh will  be there. Just sayin'.

21 January 2017

It's been a while

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I've not posted much of late for a number of reasons, not least because it's been quite difficult to think of anything positive to say. The usual shenanigans in Rome, the absolutely atrocious twisting of the teaching of Christ to accommodate current societal mores through a footnote in Amores Lie-titia (did I spell that right?), the news of the American bishop's almost amusing decision to almost revert to a pre-Motu position on the EF, it's been quite a pontificate so far. Oh what will 2017 bring?


Well, it heralds the one anniversary I have been looking forward to, the centenary of the appearance of Our Lady of Fatima. So far (notwithstanding the apocalypse following the result of the American election being a bit late), it's been a pretty grim start to the year. The only ray of light has been the brave and steadfast witness of the Four Cardinals' Dubia. Bishop Schneider has written most encouragingly about it, and I recall clearly from the LMS pilgrimage to West Grinstead, where we were so privileged to hear him speak, and celebrate Mass, him calmly saying pretty much the same thing. So that's what I shall be trying to do, carrying on regardless.






20 January 2017

Mass Cancellation

There will be NO MASS at Our Lady of Ransom, Eastbourne on the second Sunday in February, Fr Gerard is on holiday.

09 January 2017

As a fan of Archbishop Sheen...

...I found this radio broadcast from 1947 online, and I found it rather interesting.

05 January 2017

Happy New Year


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When I am feeling discouraged, as I am sure many of us are at the moment, I can always rely upon Bishop Schneider for encouragement : 

"The movement to restore the traditional Mass is the work of the Holy Spirit, and is unstoppable."

Wishing you all a holy and happy year!

21 December 2016

News round up

Fr Michael Clifton is rather poorly at the moment, so I ask for prayers for him, and for the continued recovery of Fr Ray Blake.

Masses at Bethany Chapel aren't being said regularly due to Fr Michael's ill health. Please keep your eye out here for updates.

 At St Mary Magdalen, Brighton,there will be a Low Mass Commemoration for St Thomas a Becket on Thursday, 29 December at 11.00 am.

Christmas Day Masses are being said in Lewes at 12.30 pm, and in Eastbourne at 8.00 am. 

Please do look at the sidebar where updates are also posted.

Regular Masses won't appear here unless there are changes to them, such as are extras or cancellations.