+April 2010 +



As we write, the Holy Week services on Tuesday and Wednesday have yet to take place. The April Mass at Worthing will be on Friday, 23rd , Saint George’s Day at 6pm, as usual thanks to the great hospitality of Marie Todd. Supper follows. The Hove people are invited, and we hope for another excellent turn out. Saturday, April 24th, there will be Pontifical Solemn Mass at Noon at Midhurst at Angela’s.  A Bring-and-Share Lunch follows, when the Midhurst people will be talking about another visit to the Faithful at Abertillery.  About 4pm there will be Rosary and Solemn Benediction. The congregation has decided to put some of the accumulating collection monies towards the purchase of a decent electric organ. Bishop Anthony is delighted to hear this news, although he considers that Angela’s piano, competently played by Laura Drayton, has been perfectly acceptable!







This will, in fact, be our fourth organ because the Rochdale people also purchased one about 18 months ago, rather prematurely for our new building there; Canon Harry Anson up in Angus has a portable organ which is used regularly in both Forfar and Dundee; and the Abertillery congregation has the benefit of the Victorian peddle organ which has been in Catrina’s family for over 100 years, but which remains in excellent working order!



The Chapter is happy to hear that our Breconshire Masses at Ystradgynlais, Brecon and Crickhowell remain well attended by our loyal supporters. As was recently announced, Brynmawr has been attached to Breconshire and Mrs Game has kindly offered to host a Mass at Brynmawr after Easter. The last listed Mass was at Crickhowell on March 16th, Feast of Ss Gwyn and Gladys in the Welsh Kalendar, and was attended by 23 people. The listed April Mass will be offered on the Feast of Saint Beuno, Abbot, on Tuesday 20th at the home of Miss Catlyn in Brecon.  As has been said previously, Father Flynn says a daily Mass at Ystradgynlais, unless he is up at Rochdale with the Quinns and all our folk there.  We are so pleased that people from various parts of Breconshire drive over to take spiritual advantage of the daily Ystradgynlais Mass. The Chapter wishes to thank you formally, and most warmly, for all you are doing to promote the ArchConfraternity in that most beautiful of counties.


Deacon John Nicholas is doing his best to build up the Mission at Southport and we thank him sincerely. He is also in charge of our Mission of Our Lady of Mount Carmel at Chester, so giving us now a really solid base in the North West, in addition to the Missions at Wallasey, Rochdale and Manchester. The people at Southport would have liked Deacon John to be raised to the sacred Priesthood in March, so that they could receive the Blessed Sacrament during Mass at Easter. However  the Chapter felt that this was too soon, since John was only made Deacon last autumn and is still continuing his studies. It has now been agreed that he will be priested in the early summer.  Please continue your prayers for John and for the people to whom he ministers. Other arrangements will be made for them to receive the Blessed Sacrament at Easter.


The Chapter felt that renewed, overdue thanks should go to Mr. Simon Gibbs for managing our financial affairs so competently. Simon, in his work as a Financial Advisor, leads a very busy life, travelling between Dorset and London. He is also the Guardian of our little Mission of Saint Philip, Dorchester, which was named, at Simon’s request, after his young son. Do please keep Simon, his family, and the small Dorset congregation in your prayers.



There was Sung Mass at Tredegar at 7pm on the Tuesday in Passion Week, March 23rd, by kind permission of Miss Riley who reported 19 people. On Easter Day Father Flynn will sing Mass at 9am at Ystradgynlais before being driven to Ebbw Vale where there will be Solemn Mass at Noon, followed by a special Easter Bring-and-Share Lunch. The Ebbw Vale Mass will be hosted by Mrs O’Shea. We are hoping for a grand turn out of all our South Wales and Monmouthshire people and, on account of catering for Lunch, Mrs O’Shea requests that all Guardians will ascertain likely numbers going to Ebbw Vale from the various Parishes and Missions – and let her know! Guardians, of course, have agreed already to do so, but if anyone has not yet said they are going to Ebbw Vale, please do so at once! The listed April Mass at Ebbw Vale is on 27th at Mrs O’Shea’s at 7pm –  Solemn Mass. All welcome.


Rt. Honourable Margaret, Baroness Thatcher,O.M.;  Lady Jane Cambell

Mr and Mrs Mistry; Jenny Rees; Rosette Irwin; Charles White; George Hepworth; Jill Emery; Tam McBride;Shelley Breach; Linzee Hickox; Mr. Aslan (Hampstead); Marie Jones; Peter Dean; Mavis Williams (Breconshire);
Meryl Lay(Bracknell); Richard & Heike Podger; Will Malyon(Canterbury); Valerie Crombie; Jan Harper;  Elsie Davies; Nina Harper; Doris Ford; Margaret Wyatt; Gertrude Perkin; Edith Barraskell; Mike Ryan; John Carr;
Peggy Derwent(Southampton); Renata Bozonova;Father Bohuslav Smesny;Jaroslav Marel;Jirina Starkova;Jaroslav Havlicek;Sonja Trpikova;Marie Starkova(Czech Missions);Eileen Thomas;Tony Keane;Christine Pugh(Ebbw Vale) Lyndon Brain;Breda Williams(Cardiff); Brian Tidey; Brynfil Taylor; Marian James; Kate Haines; Clifford Carter;
Eileen Jones;(Abertillery);Mr.Aylesbury;Frances Duggan;Wendy Hillier;William Bard;Mrs Mason;Brian Williams;
Mrs Hopkins(Six Bells);Patrick & Irene Cornesh(Finchley);John & Mary Hart(Alton);Della Edling(Covent Garden);
John Crouch (Oxford);Mike Gould (Paddington);Norah Hughes (Dublin) Nigel Dawson; Lisa & Kath  Mitchell;Joan Rawlins;(St.Pancras);Constance Vincent(Winchester);Selina Harper;Phil O’Hare;Robin Bencard;Gordon Passmore
(Battersea);Peggy Witcombe (Blackwood, Monmouthshire);  Mrs Teresa Mitchell; James Milton; Pauline Hamilton;
Betty Baker; Ann Mocatta(Worthing);Gerald Wilson; Tom Smith; Tracy & Alex Kerr (Jersey); Netta Piotrowska;
Hanna Mlodnicka; Terence Warburton (Shepherds Bush);  Beryl Hickman; Patricia Earl-Williams (Southampton);
Christopher Biston; Pat Lane (Norwich);Ross Fraser(Dundee); Annie Evans(Usk);Sandra Cavacuiti(Golders Green);
Sheila Warr; Sylvia Wynn(Hove); Noel Clarke(Huddersfield);Linda Tillgallon;Rosemary McGagh (Bo’ness); Juliet Spicer(Edinburgh); Peter Casselton(Morden);Nigel Bunce; Peter Smith (Swindon);  Dot Unwin(Kilburn);William Owen;Tony Gross (Chelsea);Francis Hudson(Barry);Tony Banks;Jacky Tuppen;Tanya Wolfman(Brighton);Bishop Trevor Twentyman(Oxfordshire);Frank Raymond; Tim Williams (Midhurst);  Katie Dorran; Ben Catty(Finchley); Sister Tessa Fisk(Lindisfarne); Mavis Boylan(Whitehaven Cumbria);Gladys Target; Ffion Edwards; Hefyn Walters (Rhondda);Mavis Harrison;George Robins (Barnsley);Bill Barnes;Neville Line(Cambridge)Kim Morgan;John Allen (Cardiff);Christopher & Cathy Bosworth(Northampton);Sister Patricia Wade (Teddington); Jim Ford(Dulwich);David Foulkes;Terry Dwyer;Mary O’Dowd; Mary Molloy(Manchester); Josie Poultney ;David Noble; Glenys Price; Maud Baskerville (Ebbw Vale); Anthony Dunlavey (Walsall); June Dunlavey (Peterborough)
Herbert & Elsie Buckingham (St.Albans); Harry Young(Glasgow);  Zdena Vychodilova; Eva Vojnova (Chrudim);    Colin Fisher(Bath);Sister Aquinas(Kensington);Countess Maryse-Antoinette de Goutiere; Helen Mango; Rosemary Burton;June Stubbs (Westminster); Bernard Phillips;Daveen Saywell (Bo’ness); Michael Farrar (The Charterhouse, London); Julia Johnson; Bernadette Quinn (Rochdale); Eamonn Brophy (Hounslow);  Anne Costello (St. Pancras)
DO PLEASE send in names for inclusion on the Sick List, and indeed tell us to delete the names of those physically recovered in health – or those who have departed to purgatory!!  Holy Mass is offered for them all every month  +



























A handful of people have told Bishop Anthony and Father Flynn that we seem to have a keen interest in FOOD!! This may be so – but for the right reasons. People often travel, sometimes quite long distances, to attend Mass – and this includes the Clergy who offer those Masses.  Therefore a nice tradition has grown in the ArchConfraternity of hospitality. These meals, generously provided and shared, give people a chance to meet socially to the mutual benefit of us all. No more criticisms about “food”, dears!
















They are a source of real income to the ArchConfraternity, helping tremendously with the postal bill for the despatch of the monthly Notes. As we’ve already stressed: many of our older Faithful don’t have access to a computer – and thus to our Web Site – and really do rely on the “old fashioned word” as a vital means of communication. Particular thanks to all who sent stamps during January. Please send a February donation for Our Lady. Cheques should be made payable to “The ArchConfraternity of Our Lady of Victories” and sent to Bishop Anthony at the address at the top of the Kalendar  or  to Mr. Simon Gibbs, our ArchConfraternity Treasurer, at:
Gibbs & Co., Blackwell House, Guildhall Yard, London,EC2V.5AE.
God will bless you.    Holy Mass is offered monthly for all our benefactors.
















At time of writing, Fr. Eric’s funeral has still to take place. Bishop Anthony will travel to Barnsley to conduct it. Report & Tribute next month. Please remember his soul in your prayers and at Mass.


















On the Saturday in Passion Week (two days ago) there were 15 people at the Queenstown Road Mass at Noon. Thanks to Magda for all she does. The following Lunch (!!) gave us an excellent chance to discuss plans to extend the Mission and attract more people from the surrounding area.  The next Battersea Mass will be at 6pm on 15th April, the Thursday in Low Week.  All our London Faithful most welcome.
















Many thanks for the kind remarks about the Monthly Devotions which many of you say you find helpful and spiritually uplifting. Do please use the Devotions as a small part of your prayers. +


















Bishop Anthony is most thankful to report that his mother, Dame Patricia Earl-Williams, Guardian of our Southampton Mission, is restored to health, following a fall over the Christmass period. She thanks you all for your prayers. A date for the next Southampton Mass will be decided shortly and will certainly be a little later this Spring. Please keep our Southampton people in your prayers. Particular thanks to Pat, Mary and Joan, members of the congregation, for their unstinting help and great kindness to Dame Patricia.
















Eve Talbot reported 37 people (including 5 from Abertillery and 3 from Cardiff) at the Solemn Mass on Passion Sunday at her Llantrisant home. The Bring-and-Share Lunch was, Bishop Anthony hears, suitably Lenten! Eve’s sitting room is big enough to take about 40 people, some standing, and with enough space between congregation and Altar. You are an enormous help to Glenys and Dai, Eve. Thanks so much.





























































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