The Cell of Our Lady of Walsingham and Saint Faith



Cell Newsletters


Below you can read the text of the regular newsletters to members of the Walsingham Cell. The latest addition appears at the top, and the intercessions request form will be found at the bottom of this page.
 


Newsletter No.2, November 2005

Although we said the 1030 Mass in S. Faith's on the last Sunday of every month is offered for the work of the Shrine at Walsingham, unfortunately the November mass will be offered at 9am on November 26th as there is a children's activity day at 10am. There will be no formal meeting after the next mass.

Forthcoming Cell Meetings
Thursday 8th December at 7.30pm: Conception of the BVM
Holy Eucharist in S. Faith's with Advent Meditation
This will be followed by mulled wine and mince pies at the home of Peter & Lynne Connolly, 8 Almacs Close, Blundellsands,

Saturday 25th March at 10.30am        Annunciation of Our Lord to the BVM (Lady Day)
Holy Eucharist in S. Mary's with special prayers for the work of the Mothers' Union. This will be followed by a discussion on the different liturgies of Holy Week [things you have always wondered about but too afraid to ask...!] and a simple Lent Lunch in S. Mary's Annexe. The discussion will be led by Fr Robert Hart from S. James's, Haydock. Fr Robert was involved in the publication of Common Worship.

Children's Pilgrimage 2006
So far, two children from S. Faith's has shown and interest and at S. Mary's we have 3/4 definite and up to 10 more probable/possible. It is good that Our Lady's parish of Waterloo is leading the way and I hope that there may be more enthusiasm from S. Faith's

Finances
Please be ready to pay £5 for the mulled wine evening at Peter and Lynne's.

Walsingham Way
A Musical Pilgrimage with Mary Friday 9th December at S. Andrew's Church, Holborn, London EC4- at 7.30 pm - a concert of Advent Marian music in aid of The Walsingham Appeal 2006. With internationally famous countertenor, James Bowman and The Chiesa Consort (directed by James Hawkey). Tickets: £25 (champagne reception with James Bowman from 6.30 pm); £10 concert only. Obtainable from Venetia Davies, 6 Common Place, Walsingham NR22 6BW Tel 01328 824214; appeal@olw-shrine.org.uk

Walsingham Appeal Concert May 2006
Plans are well under way to host a Gala concert in S. Faith's in aid of the Walsingham Appeal.

This will take place on Saturday 20th May at 7.30pm. Among the performers will be "The Three Divas"  singing "Ave Marias" by Caccini, Bach, Schubert and Verdi; Parry's "I was glad", Handel's "Zadok the Priest", the "Hallelujah Chorus" and other choral pieces sung by a massed choir specially formed for this event from parishes (with links to Walsingham) in the Dioceses of Liverpool, Manchester, Blackburn and Chester, directed by Gerard Callacher; Piano Duets with Fr Neil Kelley and Bishop Michael Marshall.

At the time of writing I have approached Sue Jenkins (who came and took part in the BBC programmes last year) to come and take part and invitations have been sent out to other distinguished personalities. Fr. Philip from Walsingham will be present and Bishop Michael will preach at the services the following day. This exciting event will be given significant nationwide publicity so we are in for a treat!

The Bishop of Blackburn has said he hopes to be present and I will be inviting the other bishops of the North West.

Ticket prices: £20 (including champagne supper with the artists from 6.00 pm) or £15 concert only.




Newsletter No 1, October 2005


Cell name
The Cell of Our Lady of Walsingham and S. Faith in the Anglican Diocese of Liverpool

Feasts of Our Lady to be observed
25 March                                   Annunciation of Our Lord to the BVM (Lady Day)
31 May (Sunday closest to)        Visitation of the BVM to Elizabeth & S. Mary's Patronal Feast
August 15                                  Assumption of the BVM
September 24                            Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham
October 15                                Feast of the Translation of the Image of OLOW
December 8th                            Conception of the BVM

Cell Secretary
Mrs Miriam Jones, 7 Longwood Close, Rainford. WA11 7QJ. 01744 883533 (martinjones9558@aol.com)

Newsletter

As explained, the 1030 Mass in S. Faith's on the last Sunday of every month is offered for the work of the Shrine at Walsingham. Below you will find a sheet which we used at Walsingham for prayer requests. If you would like to, please let me have any names to be prayed for at the monthly mass and at the forthcoming Cell meetings using these sheets. I will endeavour to get subsequent newsletters out one week before the monthly mass. I will try...!

Forthcoming Cell Meetings
Thursday 8th December at 7.30pm        Conception of the BVM
Holy Eucharist in S. Faith's with Advent Meditation
This will be followed by mulled wine and mince pies at the home of Peter & Lynne Connolly, 8 Almacs Close, Blundellsands,
Saturday 25th March at 10.30am        Annunciation of Our Lord to the BVM (Lady Day)
Holy Eucharist in S. Mary's with special prayers for the work of the Mothers' Union This will be followed by a discussion on the different liturgies of Holy Week [things you have always wondered about but were too afraid to ask...!] and a simple Lent Lunch in S. Mary's Annexe. The discussion will be led by Fr
Robert Hart from S. James's, Haydock.

Aims and objectives of the Cell
To make prayer a priority
To make the Cell and its meetings/services as open and inclusive as possible, whether people wish to join the Cell or not, and whether they visit Walsingham or not
To personally encourage new members or those who may want to explore what we are seeking to do
To have our churches open more (when meetings are held) for people to come in and pray and to advertise this with notices outside and possibly adverts in Church News of the Crosby Herald
To discover more about prayer and how to grow in our personal lives

Finances
Each cell member will pay £5 at each meeting to cover costs of meals and refreshments. Those who wish to come along would do so free for their first meeting but would pay £5 (as we will) at subsequent meetings.




Forthcoming Events at the Shrine 2005
 
All Saints   Tuesday 1st November 11 am Concelebrated Mass

ALL TOGETHER NOW! The Walsingham Family Pilgrimage   Friday 11th - Sunday 13th November. For pilgrims of all ages. Free places for children of school age and below.  Full details from the Education Department, The College, Knight Street, Walsingham NR22 6EF (tel: 01328 824205; fax: 01328 824209; e-mail ed@olw-shrine.org.uk).

Advance Notice! NEW FOR 2005 - ADOREMUS - Let Us Adore  Friday 25th - Sunday 27th November- a pilgrimage weekend for men and women aged between 18 - 30. This special weekend will include • Powerful Worship • Lively Teaching • Plenty of time to relax and enjoy the company of others. The cost is just £40 per head including accommodation and all meals. Full details from the Education Department, The College, Knight Street, Walsingham NR22 6EF (tel: 01328 824205; fax: 01328 824209; e-mail ed@olw-shrine.org.uk). Please note that there will be no provision for children at this event. If you have children, why not come to The Family Pilgrimage which runs from November 11th - 13th? Information available from the Education Department.

The Advent Retreat Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th December Conductor: The Rev'd Colin Patterson. Details from the Accommodation Office, 6 Common Place, Walsingham NR22 6BW or e-mail accom@olw-shrine.org.uk

The Immaculate Conception   Thursday 8th December 11.00 am Concelebrated Mass

WALSINGHAM WAY - A Musical Pilgrimage with Mary Friday 9th December at S. Andrew's Church, Holborn, London EC4- at 7.30 pm - a concert of Advent Marian music in aid of The Walsingham Appeal 2006. With internationally famous countertenor, James Bowman and The Chiesa Consort (directed by James Hawkey). Tickets: £25 (champagne reception with James Bowman from 6.30 pm); £10 concert only. Obtainable from Venetia Davies, 6 Common Place, Walsingham NR22 6BW Tel 01328 824214; appeal@olw-shrine.org.uk




Intercessions
 ... at the monthly Eucharist for the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham


On the last Saturday of each month the 1030 Eucharist in S. Faith's is offered for the work of the Shrine at Walsingham and all who seek God's healing in that holy place. On these occasions we will have an extended time of intercession. Please complete this form and pass it to Fr. Neil if you have any particular requests


PRAYERS REQUESTED FOR THE LAST SATURDAY OF ..........................................
 

In thanksgiving for .....


For the sick in body, mind or spirit .....


For the departed .....


For some other special concern or cause .....






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