Welcome to the East Kent Ordinariate Group website. We are now worshipping with the people of the Parish of St. John the Eavangelist, Mongeham, in Deal (CT14 9LD). This website aims to be a source of news and information about our Group and also for people in East Kent, who are exploring, or planning to enter, the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. Check back regularly for updates and events.


Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us - Blessed John Henry pray for us





















Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Priests for the Ordinariate

Please pray these men to be ordained priest at Southwark Cathedral on Saturday 4th June at 3pm for the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham -
Ivan Dominic Aquilina
Stephen Frederick Bould
Simon John Heans
Nichloas Templer Leviseur
Christopher Ian Pearson
Edward James Tomlinson
and
Christopher Benedict Lindlar.

Father Christopher Lindlar will offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for the first time as an Ordinariate Priest on the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord, Sunday 5th June, at 9.00am at the Church of St. Andrew in Sandwich (CT13 9LF).

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Ordinariate Diaconal Ordination at Aylesford Priory

At Aylesford Priory in Kent on Saturday the 7th of May, eight men were ordained to the Diaconate to serve in the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.   Among them was Christopher Lindlar, formerly Rector of St. Andrew’s Deal and now pastor of the East Kent Ordinariate Group.
The Ordinary, Mgr Keith Newton, presented the candidates to Bishop John Hine, auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Southwark, who celebrated the Ordination Mass.
Pictured here are the newly ordained Deacon Christopher Lindlar, with members of the East Kent Ordinariate Group, together with Fr. Dawson and folk from the parish of St. John the Evangelist, Mongeham.

Pictured are Deacon Christopher Lindlar, Mgr. Keith Newton and Fr. Ivan Dawson.

Photographs of the Ordination Mass itself can be seen at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ukordinariate/sets/72157626545176181/

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Reception Mass on Tuesday in Holy Week

On Tuesday in Holy Week, the 19th of April 2011, members of the East Kent Ordinariate Group were received into the fullness of communion in the Catholic Church, at the Church of St. John the Evangelist Mongeham in Deal on the East Kent coast.

A beautifully celebrated Mass of Reception began with the hymn Praise to the holiest in the height by Blessed John Henry Newman.   The first Reading, from the prophet Ezekiel, spoke of the Lord God gathering us together and bringing us home to our own land.   A Reading from St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians spoke of charity, gentle ness and patience in preserving the unity of the Spirit.   In the Holy Gospel according to Matthew, the candidates were reminded of Our Lord’s call to ‘take up your cross and follow me’   The celebrant, Fr. Ivan Dawson CSsR, based his homily on the 1916 Robert Frost poem ‘The Road Not Taken’, re-interpreting the piece to urge us not to be tempted by the way of worldly pleasures and cares but the Way of Christ that leads to Truth.
Generously supported by many folk from St. John’s, the Ordinariate candidates recited the Nicene Creed and then each added their profession of faith, ‘I believe and profess all that the holy Catholic Church believes, teaches, and proclaims to be revealed by God’.   The Sacrament of Confirmation was administer, with each candidate being carefully quizzed about their choice of confirmation name.
In the Liturgy of the Sacrament, the newly-confirmed rejoiced to break the Eucharistic fast that had been observed since just before the beginning of Lent and to receive the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ as members of the Catholic Church.    The wonderful 14th century Marian pilgrim hymn Maria Matren Virginem was sung as a Communion Motet and the Mass concluded with the Passiontide hymn My song is love unknown.
At the Apr├Ęs Mass celebration, Fr. Dawson was presented with a token of the Anglican patrimony in the distinctive square Our Lady blue bottle.   Members of parish and Ordinariate celebrated together our small part in this historic development in the long life of the Catholic Church.   Finally, a rousing toast was offered to Pope Benedict XVI, on the anniversary of the Holy Father’s election as Successor to Peter.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Reception Novena - Day 9

Members of the East Kent Ordinariate Group look forward eagerly to the Mass of Reception into the Fullness of Communion in the Catholic Church on the 19th of April, Tuesday  in Holy Week.   As that day draws nearer, we offer a Novena of Prayer.

Day 9 of the Novena of Prayer

O cross, our one reliance, hail!
This holy Passiontide avail
To give fresh merit to the saint
And pardon to the penitent.

We pray for God’s blessing on the Mass of Reception tomorrow,
for those who will celebrate with us, for each other and for ourselves.

Help us, O God of our salvation:
And grant that we may come with joy to the commemoration of those benefits
whereby thou hast vouchsafed to redeem us;
Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost
ever one God, world without end.   Amen.

Our Father . . .   Hail Mary . . .   Glory be . . .

Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.   Blessed John Henry Newman, pray for us.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Reception Novena - Day 8

Members of the East Kent Ordinariate Group look forward eagerly to the Mass of Reception into the Fullness of Communion in the Catholic Church on the 19th of April, Tuesday  in Holy Week.   As that day draws nearer, we offer a Novena of Prayer.

Day 8 of the Novena of Prayer

The royal banners forward go,
The cross shines forth in mystic glow;
Where he in flesh, our flesh who made,
Our sentence bore, our ransom paid.

We pray for grace to follow Christ our Saviour, singing
Hosanna to the Son of David :
Blessed is he who come in the name of the Lord :
Hosanna in the Highest!

Almighty and everlasting God,
who, of thy tender love towards mankind, hast sent thy Son Jesus Christ,
to take upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross,
that all mankind should follow the example of his great humility:
Mercifully grant, that we may both follow the example of his patience,
and also be made partakers of his resurrection;
Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost
ever one God, world without end.   Amen.

Our Father . . .   Hail Mary . . .   Glory be . . .

Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.   Blessed John Henry Newman, pray for us.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Reception Novena - Day 7

Members of the East Kent Ordinariate Group look forward eagerly to the Mass of Reception into the Fullness of Communion in the Catholic Church on the 19th of April, Tuesday  in Holy Week.   As that day draws nearer, we offer a Novena of Prayer.

Day 7 of the Novena of Prayer

To thee, eternal Three in One,
Let homage meet by all be done:
Whom by the cross thou dost restore,
Preserve and govern evermore.     Amen.

We thank God for  our Day Retreat at Minster Abbey, for time together
and for Fr. Dawson’s spiritual guidance.
We pray for the Holy Father on his birthday.

Almighty and everlasting God,
who, of thy tender love towards mankind, hast sent thy Son Jesus Christ,
to take upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross,
that all mankind should follow the example of his great humility:
Mercifully grant, that we may both follow the example of his patience,
and also be made partakers of his resurrection;
Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost
ever one God, world without end.   Amen.

Our Father . . .   Hail Mary . . .   Glory be . . .

Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.   Blessed John Henry Newman, pray for us.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Reception Novena - Day 6

Members of the East Kent Ordinariate Group look forward eagerly to the Mass of Reception into the Fullness of Communion in the Catholic Church on the 19th of April, Tuesday  in Holy Week.   As that day draws nearer, we offer a Novena of Prayer.

Day 6 of the Novena of Prayer

O cross, our one reliance, hail!
This holy Passiontide avail
To give fresh merit to the saint
And pardon to the penitent.

We pray for God’s blessing on our Day Retreat at Minster Abbey, for the Community there
for the grace to make a good Confession.

Grant, we beseech thee. Almighty God:
That we who seek the grace of thy protection,
may be delivered from all evils and serve thee with a quiet mind;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost
ever one God, world without end.   Amen.

Our Father . . .   Hail Mary . . .   Glory be . . .

Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.   Blessed John Henry Newman, pray for us.