Sunday, 31 March 2013

Easter Sunday

EASTER: The culmination of Lent and Holy Week is of course Easter but our celebration cannot be exhausted in one day.  Therefore, Mother Church gives us a week's Octave when we celebrate more solemnly, and then 50 days until Pentecost (May 19th); so that we may truly savour and experience the implications of the Resurrection in our own lives.  Happy Easter to you all!   Fr Christopher B, Fr Simon, Fr Christopher E and Fr Linus Clovis.

NEW ORGAN: The new organ at St Bede's is the first installation in the UK from Magnus Organy of Sulech├│w, Poland.  Magnus are a new company, specialising primarily in organs for Catholic churches in Poland, though they have also just sent a large organ to the Catholic University in Santiago, Chile.  The sound is produced by a PC running the ground-breaking Hauptwerk "Virtual Pipe Organ" software, driven by MIDI signals from the Magnus organ console.  The organ you are now hearing in St Bede's is the 3-manual organ of the Old Independent Church in Haverhill, Suffolk, built by JJ Binns of Leeds in 1901, and rebuilt by Hill, Norman & Beard in 1992.  As the organist plays in the choir loft at St Bede's, he sees a photo-realistic graphic representation of the Haverhill organ console on touchscreen monitors placed either side of the keyboards (where the physical stop-jambs would normally be), so the stops are operated by touch rather than by pushing and pulling.  James also has the option of switching to the 1843 Stiehr-Mockers organ in the parish church of Romansviller, Alsace.

FUTURE DATES: Check out the calendar for upcoming events 
Fri 5th - Requiem - Janusz Tomiak
Fri 5th - 6.30pm Credo Group.  7.30pm First Friday Devotions
Thurs 11th - 7.30pm 'Women of Faith' talk, Amigo Hall, St George's Cathedral
Sun 14th - 10.45am 'Special Sunday'
Sun 21st - 12.30pm Fr Christopher Ehidiamhem's Goodbye Mass
Mon 6th - Altar Servers Rally, Aylesford Priory, Kent
Sun 12th - 12.30pm Confirmations (Bishop Patrick Lynch)

Monday 1st - Bank Holiday Mass times apply - 9am Convent; 10am & 10.45am Latin
Wednesday 4th – 1pm Requiem - Antonio Coelho
Friday 5th - No 9am Mass.  11am Requiem - Janusz Tomiak (body to be received into the Church on Thursday afternoon at 3pm

‘WOMEN OF FAITH’ A SERIES OF TALKS FOR THE YEAR OF FAITH: At the Amigo Hall, St George’s Cathedral, on Thursdays after Easter, 7:30pm—9:00pm (nearest: Lambeth North, Elephant & Castle).  Refreshments on arrival; no charge, but please register at the CCF (020 8672 7684 or email  The talks begin on Thursday 11th April with a talk by Sister Finbarr Coffey from the Seminary at Wonersh.  For more information and future speakers please visit our calendar on the side of this blog or see the poster on the notice board.

CHURCH CLEANERS ROTA – 6th/7th Apr: Tania Pereira, Sue Cranmer-Fitzpatrick & the John Family. 

WELCOME INTO GOD’S CHURCH: Callum George Maxwell Leslie, son of Richard & Lisa baptised by Fr Christopher Basden.


The Cedars School,  (Coombe Lane, Croydon CR0 5RD)
The Cedars School, a new independent senior school for boys, required part-time teachers in the above posts for September 2013.  A willingness to support the Catholic ethos of the school is essential.  For further details, please contact the school on 020 8185 7770 or via email at  The closing date for applications is Monday 15th April.

The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, (89 Addison Road, Kensington, W14 8BZ)
Full-time or Term Time plus 2 weeks - Applications are invited for a competent and motivated Senior Science Technician to lead a dedicated hardworking team of technicians.  You will be responsible for the provision of support services to the science department; ensuring equipment is well maintained; purchasing consumables and supporting teaching staff with preparation of experiments and associated duties.
Candidates, although not required to have had experience of working in a school, should be willing to work in a busy but happy environment.  Degree level Science, would be beneficial, but not essential.  

30 hrs per week term-time only - Applications are invited from candidates who could successfully assist the Head of SEN and join a hard-working and dedicated SEN team to support pupils with a statement of special education needs.
Candidates, although not required to have had experience of working in a school, should be able to demonstrate relevant experience/qualifications of working with young people, an ability to encourage and set appropriate targets for pupils behaviour and have a willingness to adapt to a very busy, but happy school environment.

Completed application forms should be sent to the Headmaster's Secretary at above address.  Further information and an Application pack available on the School's website.  Closing date Wednesday 10th April.