01 December 2015

A privilege to be there

Yesterday evening at Our Lady of Ransom, Eastbourne, the new Ordinariate Use was said for the first time, ad orientem (does a jig of glee), at the beautiful Lady altar. Fr Neil Chatfield celebrated, assisted by Fr Gerard Hatton. The pews were full, the atmosphere was reverent, it was peaceful. It was truly wonderful to be there. And of course there was a small celebration afterwards!

We are really exceptionally lucky, no we are blessed, to have the Ordinariate here in Eastbourne.

The statue of Our Lady 
(slightly off centre to show that the pews had been returned to their original position for the Mass, facing the Lady altar,which in my opinion is where they should stay)

Another picture of the pews facing the right way.

24 November 2015

Mass for the feast of the Immaculate Conception...

...at St Hugh of Lincoln, Knaphill, GU21 2AA, at 8.00 pm,celebrant Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith.

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If anyone in the vicinity can volunteer to serve, it would be most helpful!

23 November 2015

Ordinariate in Surrey

I recently received this message, which I am more than happy to share with you all : 

"...Although not the Latin Mass, a traditional Ordinariate Mass will be offered at St Edward, Guildford (facing East, prayers at the foot of the Altar, Last Gospel etc). Arid Surrey. Arid, because there is very little evidence of Ordinariate activity in that area. Nor indeed can I find more than one entry for Surrey in the Latin Mass Society schedule; and so I do urge those also whose admirably correct instincts incline them to the Old Latin Mass, the Mass of Ages ... please do read this and give it some thought.
On Saturday 28 November, at 3.00, a Votive Mass of our Blessed Lady on Saturday will, Deo volente, be celebrated in the Church of St Edward the Confessor, Sutton Park, Guildford, GU 4 7QN.
It will be in the Ordinariate Form.
Readers will know that the Ordinariate Form is capable of being presented in various ways. Such as with the Preparation at the foot of the Altar ... right through to the Last Gospel. Since the celebrant on this occasion is due to be Fr Maunder, of St Agatha's Portsmouth, I think you have a guarantee that this Ordinariate celebration will be in the style and culture of traditional Western Catholic Liturgy.
I can think of few initiatives more worth supporting than this."

As a regular attendee at Ordinariate Masses, and given the lack of Latin Masses in Surrey, it would be great if any of you in the area could support this Mass. If you would like Latin Masses in Surrey, or anywhere else, you have to ask, get someone else to ask, as well as their friends, and then ask again. And be enthusiastic! There really is nothing like the Latin Mass. 

One minor point, please leave a name with comments. I nearly deleted this one because there was no name - pseudonym, real, I don't mind, just as long as I don't have to thank an 'Anonymous'! 

20 November 2015

Times and locations of all our regular Masses can be found on the right hand side bar. Simply scroll down, beneath the pictures of the relevant church, you will find all the details, and contact numbers if provided.

And in other business, Advent is almost upon us again, how tempus does fugit. The year has just sped by, liturgically and personally, so apologies for not updating this blog as often as has been my wont.

The appalling acts of genocide, terrorism, and general violence seen globally are enough to make me grab my rosary and never read another news report. Similarly, on a different but nevertheless equally disturbing scale, all news coming out of the most recent synod** didn't just give me a headache. Like most people, I spent (or do I mean wasted?) a great deal of time trying to make sense of the nonsensical before I gave up. Church teaching has remained as constant as it has remained true, and will continue to be regardless of any attempts to subvert it, from within or without. I keep telling myself the gates of hell shall not prevail, and then read anything written by Bishop Schneider.

So here we are, almost in Advent. Preparing for Advent is almost as much fun as Advent itself, and because of the terrible things going on in the world, I will appreciate the preparations for the great feast of Christmas even more this year.


11 October 2015

Rosary and Benediction...

...at Our Lady of Ransom, Eastbourne, at 3.00 pm on Sundays in October. A big thank you to Fr Gerard Hatton for encouraging and fostering these devotions! If you are in the area, please come along.

04 August 2015

The continuing unfolding...

...of what Planned Parenthood is all about. 

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The fifth video has just been released on the sale of baby parts, and whole babies.
In short, the buyer tells the abortion provider what bits they want, for example, the brain, and the abortionist will try, depending on how much the buyer is prepared to pay, to tweak the abortion procedure to keep the required body parts intact.

The dead babies, at 20 weeks, are "just a matter of line items".

Here is another direct quote from the video :

"...we are able to obtain intact foetal cadavers, then we can make it part of the budget, that any dissections are this, and splitting the specimens into different shipments is this."


Planned Parenthood DO NOT WANT ANYONE TO KNOW exactly what goes on in their facilities, and are trying to suppress these videos with injunctions and restraining orders.
 Pray that it all comes into the light.

03 August 2015

From Damian Barker, YCA Co-ordinator

YCA National Weekend at Aylesford -in Association with the Scola Gregoriana of Cambridge 31st Oct-1st Nov 2015

Set in the heart of Kent, England, The Friars - Aylesford Priory - is an ancient religious house of the Order of Carmelites dating back to the 13th Century. Over the centuries and now today The Friars has become the destination for thousands of visitors.

At the 2015 Young Catholic Adult Weekend Pilgrimage, there will be 
  • Sung/High Masses, 
  • Gregorian Chant Workshops, 
  • Talks, 
  • Rosaries, 
  • Confessions, 
  • Marian Procession, 
  • Socials. 
To book on to the weekend please go to the automated booking system at:- 

More details can be found at Http://www.youngcatholicadults.co.uk

30 July 2015


Church Militant have the latest on the foetal *harvesting* that goes on at Planned Parenthood.

I apologise for these posts because they are awful, and shocking, but I don't think we can be horrified enough by the lack of respect for human dignity and life shown by profiteering through tragedy.

29 July 2015

Updated : Baby body parts for cash...

...the story that's so appalling, the BBC won't give it any coverage.

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There are more videos taken undercover in the cause of showing just what an industry abortion is, and how much money is invested in it. So much money that Planned Parenthood in the US stand to lose shed loads, if, of course, people wake up to the horror of picking through a dead baby's body for the *good bits* for profit. PP say it's all selective editing, and they're really the good guys. Tell that to the baby in bits on a lab bench. And you can see from the original videos on line that no selective editing has gone on, they're lying.

Naturally, the argument will run that if it's just blobs of rejected tissue, you might as well just use up the bits rather than disposing of them decently. Although that kind of rings hollow when you hear the doctors talking about legs and kidneys, and keeping the brains intact.

For some context regarding the background of Planned Parenthood, what a euphemism, here are some quotes from Margaret Sanger, PP's founder.

No-one in this country will even hear about this if news providers are so selective with their reporting that they censor all those bits out which don't support their particular leftist liberal agenda. Oh, like the BBC, our allegedly wondrous flagship television service. I actively boycott the BBC most of the time for the sake of my blood pressure, but dip in occasionally. I've dipped in recently, and it's same old, same old.

So here is the latest link to the videos showing exactly what does go down in abortion clinics in the US. If you can't take my word for it, have a look and see for yourselves. A word of warning, they are truly appalling, and you might want to say the prayer to St Michael before, during, and after. Again, this is disturbing stuff, be warned :

Human Capital

UPDATE from Life Site news:

'The California Supreme Court has issued a narrow temporary restraining order preventing the centre for Medical Progress (CMP)...from releasing further video footage...'
You can read the WHOLE STORY HERE.

26 July 2015

The Dark Web and the English Seaside.

Above is a picture of an ice berg. It's a very simple illustration of the internet. Everything in the Visible Web is open to all, think Wiki, and Google. The Deep Web has pass word protection, think your bank account, Facebook, access to your blog.

The Dark web is right at the bottom of the berg. It's a shady world of proxy IP addresses, and other stuff no-one wants to think about.

So what do the Dark Web and Margate have in common? I'll let Brother Lapin explain it all, so please click on this LINK to find out. 

For anyone in the north of the Diocese

In Carshalton, at Holy Cross, there is a regular fourth Sunday Mass at 4.00 pm. Please see the LMS website for more details, and do support this Mass if you can!

15 July 2015

Something from the USA

There are a few links here, please click on them for the full picture.

Our news outlets, apart from the Daily Mail,  have been unremarkably silent on a truly disgusting video (well, what would you expect?). 

You can see it here on Fox News, or on LIFE SITE. Be warned, you might become nauseous and incandescent with rage in equal measure.

Over a nice glass of something and a good plateful, a doctor from Planned Parenthood talks about flogging off aborted baby parts for research, and how they manage to not destroy the bits they're after during the abortion process. 

So what company would use the 'tissue'? It's THIS ONE. Interesting placards the women are holding. What could be a link between the one and the other?

There has been a veritable Twitter storm over the past few hours, and one in which, if you have Twitter, and feel so inclined, you may wish to weigh in on. 

Please support the Good Counsel Network and SPUC.

29 June 2015

Low Mass at...

...St Mary Magdalen, North Street, Brighton, this Sunday at 9.00 am (in case you aren't going to make it to the AMEX)

28 June 2015

IMPORTANT : There will be an additional Mass...

...at Bethany Chapel, Easons Green, on Sunday, 5th July at 10.00 am.

Details of location can be found on the sidebar, scroll down while looking at the right of the screen.