CBS District Festival - 8th November 2014

Category - Events

Dear Friends


I’m writing to invite you to our first CBS DISTRICT FESTIVAL in a long while.  It’s time for us to meet together, to hear news from around our District and to see what we can do to build up our common life and our devotion to the Blessed Sacrament.




The timetable is:


12noon  Sung Mass

in honour of the Saints and Martyrs of England


Followed by lunch (£5 please)


2.30pm Meeting & Discussion


4pm Vespers of the Blessed Sacrament & Benediction


Parking is almost impossible around the church and so the sensible solution if you are driving is to use thePark and Ride or one of the multi-storey car parks in the city centre. The church is next to Peterhouse, opposite Pembroke College and just up the street from the Fitzwilliam Museum.  The address (for SatNav &c.) is:


Little Saint Mary’s

Trumpington Street




You can also find more information on our website (  Cambridge is very well-served by trains and the church is just under a half-hour walk from the station (or a short taxi ride away!).


I do hope you will be able to make it. It is important for us to come together in worship, to meet one another and to look at ways of renewing our life as a Confraternity throughout our District.  To give some assistance with catering I would be very grateful if you would let me know if you can come.  You can write to me at the above address or telephone and leave a message (01223 356641) or email


I look forward very much to meeting you on Saturday 8 November.


Yours in the Lord

Fr Robert Mackley

District Superior

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A new initiative aimed at encouraging vocations to ministry in the Church of England is launched

Posted on the 26th June 2014 in the Category - News

The Bishops of The Society are delighted to support the launch of the Here I Am initiative.  Bishop Tony Robinson, the Chairman of the Council of Bishops said, "We are very aware that the Church constantly needs more people called to serve the sacred priesthood. We hope this new campaign using up to date digital media will encourage more vocations."


Here I Am is the title of the campaign which has the backing of the catholic societies of the Church of England with the full support of the Additional Curates Society.  Those responsible have embraced digital media to encourage people to explore a vocation to priesthood alongside other kinds of ministry in the Church of England and the Church in Wales. 


A new You Tube channel features specially commissioned films looking at how people are called to ministry, what the selection process involves as well as examining the kind of people who are called to follow a path to priesthood.


The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has backed the initiative: “I am delighted to see the Catholic Societies working together in order to promote and encourage more vocations to the sacred priesthood under this new and exciting banner of Here I Am”.


Fr Darren Smith, spokesman for Here I Am, said that vocations were emerging across the church in a variety of ways: 

“People looking at the material we have carefully produced will quickly discover that there is no single mould, shape or pattern for the priestly vocation.”


He adds: “Browsers to our website will find details of courses, what happens if they want to take it to the next step and what the work of a priest in the Church of England today involves.”


A new Twitter account @hereiamvocation will be launched at the same time. Organisers hope that people will follow the initiative and join in a wave of prayer for vocations. Bishops and priests representing the catholic societies are already working in every part of England and Wales and it was felt that material that had served them well previously was ready for an upgrade to reflect where the digital audience can now be found.  “We are excited and expectant about the future of ministry and mission in anglican catholic churches and communities,”  Fr. Smith explained.


The next Vocations Conference is at St Stephen’s House from 29 - 31 August


For full details and booking form contact


Additional Curates Society

Gordon Browning House

Unit 7, Spitfire Rd

Birmingham B24 9PB


tel 0121 382 5533


tweet @hereiamvocation

visit them on Facebook






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