• 2 Bishopric Medals Present at Church House, Germany

    Yesterday Bishop Paul presented Bishopric Medals to Mrs Julie Robinson and Sgt George Vesi in recognition for their support to the Catholic British Forces Community in Germany. Julie has for over the last year been working alongside Fr Ian Evans as the Chaplain’s Branch BFG Drawdown Officer. Before Bishop Paul presented her

  • Anniversary of Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Memorial Church, Catterick Garrison

    On 30 May 2019, the 90th Anniversary of the founding of Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Memorial Church, Catterick Garrison, will be commemorated with Mass, celebrated by the Right Reverend Paul Mason, Bishop of the Forces.  From its inception, the church was intended as a national Catholic Memorial Church, for

  • Searching for the light of Christ

    I was bought a telescope a few years ago when I lived in London. Looking at the stars was an exercise in futility. Far too much light pollution in London. Even out in Hampshire I fair little better. To see the stars you need a dark place. The world’s largest

  • Military Chaplains: Ministering on the ‘front lines’ of the faith

    The 100th anniversary of the end of World War I is being remembered the world over on Sunday. A Military Bishop reflects on the role of military chaplains during peace time. “We can have these ideas that the [military chaplain] spends most of his life knee deep in blood on

  • Roll of Honour WW1

    To Catholics who have served and continue to serve in the Armed Forces, the presence of a chaplain is a reminder of the Church’s concern for the spiritual and pastoral welfare of military personnel and their dependents. Catholic priests had been serving as commissioned chaplains since 1858 but the First

  • The Campion Dinner at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Thursday 18th October 2018

    On the 18th October, I had the great privilege of attending the Campion Dinner at Sandhurst. This annual event brings together, among others, chaplains, Academy alumni, severing officers as well as current cadets. To do so in the name of Edmund Campion is very fitting.  A man of great learning,

  • RAF Centenary Mass

    On the 11th October 2018, Bishop Paul Mason celebrated the RAF Centenary Mass in the church if The Immaculate Conception in Farm Street.  It was a fitting venue for the Jesuits have a long tradition of supporting RAF Chaplaincy.  One of their most notable chaplains was Fr Peter Blake SJ

  • Adoremus: National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress (or CPD for the Soul)

    As a Registered Nurse, I am required to maintain a portfolio of evidence in support of my professional practice and to demonstrate Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Over the years, I have attended many conferences and study events in order to develop and inform my practice, collecting the pre-requisite CPD certificates.

  • Installation of the Rt Rev Paul Mason as Bishop of the Forces

    Wednesday 12 September 2018 was a historic day for the Bishopric of the Forces.  During Mass in a packed Cathedral Church of St Michael and St George in Aldershot, the Rt Rev Paul Mason was installed as the eighth Bishop of the Forces.  The Bishopric had been sede vacante (empty)

  • Still time to get tickets for National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress in Liverpool

    The Bishops of England and Wales will hold a National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress in Liverpool from the Friday 7th September until Sunday 9th of September. Eucharistic Congresses are gatherings of clergy, religious and laity which promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and