Holy Week

The busyness of Holy Week catches me slightly by surprise. So far it far exceeds that of late Advent and Christmas. Being a deacon of The Society, serving in a parish under the care of the Bishop of Richborough, I have been fortunate to be asked to deacon two of Bishop Norman’s Chrism Masses.

On Tuesday I make the journey to Canterbury with members of my parish and of other Richborough Family parishes in Rochester and Canterbury Dioceses. The Chrism Mass, also attended by the Archbishop of Canterbury, takes place in the beautiful and ancient crypt. Naturally in such surroundings I am reminded of the great continuity of the Church and faith in England.

Fr Mathew
Assistant curate at Saint John’s Sevenoaks



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