Together Winter 2015
Posted on the 13th Nov 2015 in the Category - News
Here's the latest edition of Togther. Please click below to download it in PDF format.
A new initiative aimed at encouraging vocations to ministry in the Church of England is launched
Posted on the 26th Jun 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
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The first issue of Together
Posted on the 6th Apr 2014 in the Category - News
The first issue of Together - the new newspaper for the Catholic Movement in the Church of England has been published. Together is published and edited by the Church Union in cooperation with the Additional Curates Society, Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament and Forward in Faith.
The Vision Glorious
Posted on the 16th Oct 2013 in the Category - News
A pastoral letter from the Bishop of Pontefract and the Bishop of Beverley
We wrote to your priests earlier this year about “The Vision Glorious” a festival, sponsored by Forward in Faith and the Society of St Wilfrid and St Hilda, to be held at Wakefield Cathedral on Saturday 23 November. We hope that this will be a great celebration of our Catholic heritage and an opportunity for all who value that heritage to come together in worship and mutual support.
We hope that every single person who shares the “Vision Glorious” will be at the newly refurbished Wakefield Cathedral on the 23 November to fill it to overflowing. It will be an inspiring and uplifting occasion which we hope will send us away filled with new hope. Can we also ask you to please pray for the success of this event and can we ask priests to offer a mass for the same intention?
Let nothing prevent you being there. Bring a coach from your Parish or Deanery, bring your banners, let’s celebrate and remind ourselves how much fun the catholic faith can be and how much we need to share it with everyone.
We look forward to being able to greet you all in Wakefield.
Bishop Tony and Bishop Glyn
Posted on the 8th Oct 2013 in the Category - News
Bishop Glyn promotes the following event:
The Vision Glorious
23 November 2013