+ OCTOBER 2010 +


We can announce with much pleasure that a new London Mission has been founded, that of Saint John the Apostle, Primrose Hill. The Guardian of the Mission is Dame Joan Rawlins who previously attended Mass at the Hampstead Oratory but is at present unable to do so because a bad leg prevents her from climbing steps.  This new Mission will be based at Joan’s house which, for some people, is rather more central than Hampstead.  Joan chose the Title of Saint John the Apostle, and we are grateful to her for affording the opportunity to a group of people to hear at intervals the Old Mass.


The inaugural Solemn Mass was offered, as advertised in the September Kalendar, on Wednesday, 15th at Noon. It deliberately coincided with the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. Mr and Mrs McGuire had ‘rounded up’ as many local, traditional Catholics as they could in the preceding weeks and Father Flynn reported a very healthy 18 people, some of whom were truly moved to be present again at an Old Rite Mass in Latin. We must remember that even though the Holy Father has freed the Old Rite by the decrees of Ecclesia Dei, the majority of Catholic priests are either unwilling to offer that Rite or, of course, are completely unable to do so. The next Southport Mass will be offered on Tuesday, 26th October at Noon, by Bishop Anthony – again thanks to Pat and Kevin. The visit will be linked to the Mass at Urmston the day before. Bishop Anthony will stay overnight with Penny who will accompany him the next morning to Southport. We hope that a few of our Rochdale people will also attend to offer encouragement!


This, as all should now know, is kept on the last Sunday in October – this year Sunday, 31st.  It is of obligation throughout the ArchConfraternity. It is our opportunity to offer Our Lady particular thanks for all she has done for us and for all we have achieved.  Usual times of Masses.  In addition to the Solemn Mass at Hampstead at Noon, there will be Low Mass and Benediction at 7pm at Shepherds Bush. This will be followed by a special supper – grateful thanks in advance to Eileen.


The last advertised Mass was on Saturday, 11th September at Noon when 32 were present at the scout hall – the second Mass there. Father Flynn sang Mass of the Sunday (Holy Name of Mary) with commemoration of Saint Deiniol. There was also a Rhondda Mass on Friday, 3rd September, Feast of Saint Pius X, when Glenys reported 34 people from our various local Missions. There are usually two Rhondda Masses each month and we renew our (unwanted!) thanks to you all. The October (listed) Mass is on Thursday, 14th at 6pm at Llantrisant. Thanks so much, Eve, for all you do to help Glenys.

Our Rhondda Faithful have started an envelope Collection scheme for Sundays and Feast days.

During the summer Father Leslie Saywell and Mrs Daveen Saywell drove down from Scotland to visit Bishop Daryl Woodward and to see his lovely, new home chapel, situated in Egremont Parade. The Oratory is actually a Crypt Oratory and Father Saywell told Bishop Anthony how much they had admired it. Solemn Mass was offered during their visit.   Bishop Anthony is also very much looking  forward  to his next visit to Wallasey and to lovely Liverpool.   Bishop Daryl wants to arrange an ArchConfraternity visit to Liverpool, and if anyone is interested do please let us know. At Wallasey we also have use of a beautiful, redundant Unitarian chapel which is a listed building. We are grateful to the trustees for their kindness, considering that our Religion is so very, very different from theirs! Bishop Daryl recently confirmed a lady who is new to the Parish, and we warmly welcome her and her grandson.


The main work of Canon Harry Anson is at Dundee where there is a thriving Mission of Saint Curitan.  However Father’s second Mission is his home patch – the pretty market town of Forfar, and also at nearby Aberlemno where Mass is offered daily in Father Harry’s lovely home Oratory.   We thank him for all he does which includes looking after nearby Saint David’s at Kirriemuir where Mrs Jenny Edwards (who actually comes from Tredegar!) is the Guardian.  Remember them all please in your prayers. It is none too easy to convert Presbyterians but, as with Gerald Wilson, our Edinburgh Guardian, we have had quite a few successes!!  And, of course, Canon Anson’s third Mission is…


the attractive fishing town on the Angus Coast where we actually have our own building behind the High Street. For Mass times in any of the Angus Missions, please consult Canon Anson. He may well be out and about between Missions, or visiting the elderly in one of the Care Homes in the area, but you may leave a message on his answer phone. Bishop Anthony’s next Scottish visit is overdue.


The September Mass was on Friday 10th at the usual time of 1pm which suits our students and also a few people who work locally in Urmston. There was a truly excellent attendance of 29, admittedly comprising 8 of our dear Rochdale friends.  As Moira said to Bishop Anthony: “If we don’t come over to Urmston, we don’t see you!”   In fact, Father Flynn has suggested that one month soon we “swap” and he will serve Manchester while the Metropolitan goes to Rochdale. This will depend upon one of our loyal Rochdale folk collecting Father and driving him to Manchester! But it truly is a solution which could be employed occasionally. Father Flynn is certainly Parish Priest at Rochdale and that won’t change, but Bishop Anthony feels genuinely guilty that he sees so little of our most loyal Faithful at Rochdale. The October Manchester Mass will, in fact, be sung on Monday, 25th, transferred Feast of Saint Raphael, at 6pm. We will see whether this alters the attendance. Bishop Anthony will stay overnight with Penny Inglefield and drive with her to Southport next day. Thanks for everything, Penny and all Urmston friends. Recent collections are towards a new set of red vestments.


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 continue to stress, 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 September. Do PLEASE send an October Offering 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.

Rt. Honourable Margaret, Baroness Thatcher,O.M.;  Lady Jane Cambell;  Canon William Clements; Mr & Mrs Mistry; Jenny Rees; Ron Rees; Rosette Irwin; Charles White; George & Louis Hepworth; Jimmy Duffy;Shelley Breach; Linzee Hickox; Mr. Aslan (Hampstead); Marie Jones; Peter Dean; Mavis Williams (Breconshire);Meryl Lay; Len Barrett (Bracknell); Heike Podger;Roger Pendry(Canterbury); Valerie Crombie; Jan Harper; Elsie Davies; Nina Harper; Doris Ford; Margaret Wyatt; Gertrude Perkin; Edith Barraskell; Mike Ryan; Johnny Carr;Peggy Derwent(Southampton); Vaclav Vojen; Father Bohuslav Smesny; Jaroslav Marel; Jirina Starkova; Jaroslav Havlicek;Sonja Trpikova;Marie Starkova;Anna Grafova(Czech Missions);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; Will Bard; Mrs Mason; Christine Carter;
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);Gill Bencard ;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(Edinburgh) Tracy and Alex Kerr (Jersey); Netta Piotrowska;Hanna Mlodnicka;Mrs Murphy (Shepherds Bush) Beryl Hickman; Patricia Earl-Williams(Southampton)
Christopher Biston; Pat Lane (Norwich); Ross Fraser(Dundee); Annie Evans(Usk); Kevin Soraghan(Walthamstow)
Sheila Warr; Sylvia Wynn(Hove);Noel Clarke(Huddersfield); Rosie  McFadyn; 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);Gladys Target; Ffion Edwards; Hefyn Walters;Jean Price (Rhondda);Mavis Harrison;George Robins (Barnsley);Bill Barnes; Neville Line(Cambridge)Kim Morgan;John Allen (Cardiff);Christopher & Cathy Bosworth(Northampton);Sister Patricia Wade (Teddington);Gwyn Davies(Swansea);
Jim Ford(Dulwich);Lily O’Connor;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 and Elsie Buckingham (St. Albans); Harry Young(Glasgow);  Zdena Vychodilova; Eva Vojnova (Chrudim);    Colin Fisher(Bath);Marian Harrison; Countess Maryse-Antoinette de Goutiere; Helen Mango; Rosemary Burton; June Stubbs (Westminster); Bernard Phillips; Daveen Saywell (West Lothian)  Teresa Singleton; Bernadette Quinn (Rochdale); Vera Chopping (Reading); Anne Costello (St. Pancras); Sean McFadyn; John Constable (West Lothian)

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



Parish Secretary, Pani Valeria Kratkova, emailed to say that Parish numbers slowly increase. There are always at least 60 at the 11am Solemn Mass, 25 at the 9am Mass and around 35 at the evening Mass which is Old Rite but completely in Czech. For the winter months, until March, the Sunday evening Mass time changes from 6pm to 5pm. We thank the Novus Ordo authorities for their love and generosity. Greetings and thanks to Father Lukas Tenkrat and his sister, Ena Maria. We owe them so much. Their early September ‘Podzimni Trh’ (Autumn Fair) raised 40,000 Crowns – about £600.


The last Mass was offered on Saturday, 25th September at Noon with our usual faithful congregation. The Mass was of Our Lady of Ransom. Dame Patricia Earl-Williams will be celebrating her 90th Birthday on October 31st and a Grand Party is being organised for family and friends.

There will be a private Mass of thanksgiving on the eve of the Party. Bishop Anthony asks you all to pray for his mother who, Deo Gratias, is restored to good health after two successful cataract operations in August. +


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