• Preparing for a new Bishop

    As we await the appointment by Pope Francis of a new Bishop for the Forces Fr David Smith reflects on the person, office, and symbols of a Bishop The Second Vatican Council teaches us that “the bishops have by divine institution taken the place of the apostles as pastors of

  • Monsignor Paul Donovan Rip (13th December 1956 – 8th February 2017)

    After a brief battle with cancer, Monsignor Paul Donovan, who was the Principal Roman Catholic Chaplain (Naval) from January 2007 to November 2011, died in the early morning of 8th February 2017 at the age of 60. His funeral Mass took place on 21st February at St Augustine’s Church, High

  • Holy week and Easter services

    St Michael and St George, The Cathedral Church of the Bishop of the Forces, Queens Avenue, Aldershot, Hampshire,GU11 2BY Passion Sunday 9th of April 1100hrs – Sung Mass with Blessing of Palms Wednesday 12th of April 1145hrs – Midday Prayer 1200hrs – Holy Mass Holy Thursday 13th of April 2000hrs –

  • 5 Rifles

    Archbishop Peter Smith visits 5 Rifles at Bulford

    Archbishop Peter Smith for the Southwark Archdiocese visited 5 Rifles at Bulford Camp, on the edge of Salisbury Plain, on 17th February. Met by Fr Philip Smith, the 5 Rifles Chaplain, at the gate to Ward Barracks, Archbishop Peter received a warm and loud welcome from the battalion commander Lt.

  • Cardinal Vincent Nichols celebrates 25 years as a Bishop

    On Monday the 23rd of January Cardinal Vincent Nichols celebrated 25 years as a Bishop.  A Mass was celebrated in Westminster Cathedral  to make his  Silver Jubilee. Here is a report of the Mass together with the text of the Cardinal’s homily: http://www.indcatholicnews.com/news.php?viewStory=31780

  • World Youth Day Armed Forces Pilgrimage: 22nd July – 1st Aug 2016

    World Youth Day is an international meeting of young people from all over the world who will gather together in one place with their catechists, priests, bishops and the Pope in order to profess faith in Jesus Christ. The objective of World Youth Day is to experience the great community

  • Fr Michael Fava

    Fr Michael Fava is appointed as administrator

    Fr Michael feels honoured that the College of Consultors has appointed him to administer the Bishopric whilst we await the appointment of a new Bishop by the Holy See.

  • Bishop Richard Moth Installation

    Installation of Bishop Richard Moth

    Bishop Richard Moth leaves after 5½ years as Bishop of the Forces.  He was installed as the 5th Bishop of Arundel & Brighton in Arundel Cathedral on Thursday 28th May 2015. 

  • Proclaim'15

    A new evangelisation initiative called Proclaim ’15 is being launched

    In 2015 a significant evangelisation initiative called Proclaim ’15 is being launched to support, inspire and encourage new expressions of parish evangelisation. A project of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, it is designed to affirm the good work that is already being done by the Catholic community,

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    Bishop Richard appointed to Arundel & Brighton

    Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Richard as the new Bishop of Arundel & Brighton.  His installation will take place in the Cathedral Church of Our Lady & St. Philip Howard, Arundel, on Thursday 28th May.