The Cell of Our Lady of Walsingham is associated with the Shrine in Norfolk. We are a group that provides opportunities to pray, go on pilgrimage to Walsingham and offer devotion to Our Lady. We pray for the work of the Shrine, and give thanks for its witness to the mystery of the incarnation of Our Lord.
We aim to:
• Honour Mary, the Mother of God and to deepen faith in the incarnation of Our Lord.
• To seek holiness of life through prayer, the scriptures and the sacraments.
Click on the photo for more information about Walsingham, and click here to request information about the Parish Pilgrimage to Walsingham 7-10 October 2022
Altar Servers are a point of union between those who celebrate the Mass and the faithful who have gathered to hear it. In addition to assisting the Priest, by helping him arrange what is required for the Eucharist: placing the liturgical objects on the altar and bringing the Missal, the Altar Servers also have to pray together with the faithful, accompany them with hymns and, in general, operate as the priests’ servants and guides for the congregation.
The role of an Altar server is a quiet, but important one. Everything takes place whilst maintaining a proper attitude, carrying out tasks and repeating gestures that have been codified by centuries of tradition.
Societas Sanctae Crucis S.S.C.
The Society of the Holy Cross - or SSC from the Latin Societas Sanctae Crucis - is a Congregation of priests in the Anglican Communion, who live and minister under a common Rule of Life. Click on the photo for more information about the Society Fr Nick is part of.
The Society of the Holy Cross (SSC) was founded in London in 1855 by a small group of Anglo-Catholic priests led by Father Charles Lowder.
At a time when the Catholic Revival in the Church of England was threatened by persecution and misunderstanding, these priests came together for support, mutual prayer and encouragement. Fr Lowder spelled out the objects of SSC:
"To defend and strengthen the spiritual life of the clergy, to defend the faith of the Church, and to carry on and aid Mission work both at home and abroad".
The Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament (CBS) was founded in 1862 as part of the Catholic Revival in the Church of England. Its aim was to be, first of all, a confraternity of men and women praying and working for a greater devotion to Jesus Christ in the Eucharist and in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood.
We honour Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament in other ways too: Mass said daily, Holy Hours are prayed, and Benediction is celebrated regularly in many of our churches.
There is an increasing emphasis on mission in CBS's work: "We have a Gospel to proclaim", says the famous hymn, and there are many ways to proclaim it in Word and Sacrament. We need more priests to celebrate Mass, but we also need to promote the mission of the Church through the whole people of God by equipping them (you) for service.
Please pray for our work for, at heart we remain a devotional society, focussing on Christ's very own gift to us of His Body, the Blessed Sacrament, the sacrament of Unity.
Forward in Faith
We are committed to the catholic faith as the Church of England received it, and to proclaiming it afresh in this generation.
We uphold catholic order and the catholic doctrine of the Sacraments, and in particular the threefold ministry in historic succession, which the Church of England shares with the Church throughout the world and across the ages.
We long for the visible unity of Christ’s Church, and especially for communion between the Church of England and the rest of the Western Church.