Showing posts from December, 2011

Sunday 1st January 2012

Holy Mary, Mother of God

Ordinariate Masses Sunday 1st Jan 2012

Hockley Group meets for the 10.00am Sung Mass at St Peter's Eastwood.

South Benfleet 6pm Holy Family

Frs Woolnough, White & Bennett wish all our people a very happy and CATHOLIC new year!

St Peter's website

Happy Feast, all!

St Peter's is back on

You can also find us on facebook: St Peter's Catholic Church, Eastwood.

Monsignor Newton sends a Christmas message

A Christmas message

from Monsignor Keith Newton,

Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham

Amongst all that is going on at Christmas tide, we know we should never lose sight of the truth of the Incarnation: that God has entered his creation. It is into the mess and mayhem of our world and our lives that Jesus comes. Those who have entered the Catholic Church through the Ordinariate this year have had to adapt to new and changed situations. Many of the clergy have not only had to leave church buildings but their homes as well. This can be very unsettling but no less unsettling for those many lay people who have left churches and worshiping communities that they have known and loved for many years: place is important. This year that which might seem unsettling opens for us the possibility of hearing and receiving afresh the news of the Shepherds; the song of the Angels; and the call of the Magi. It’s into the untidiness and difficulties of our lives that God, in his…

Happy Christmass

Dear friends, what a year it has been for us who made the decision to leave the Church of England for the Church IN England, The ONE holy Catholic and Apostolic Church!

Our journey, although at times hazardous, has never lacked direction and last Sunday (Advent IV) we welcomed The Right Reverend Monsignor Newton to our Mass at Hockley. Monsignor Keith reminded us that joining this new branch of the Catholic Church had been an adventure but one that some had misunderstood? To join the Ordinarite means staying with your group to help carry out its missionary purpose as set out by Pope Benedict in Anglicanorum coetibus.

The new year will see a second wave of clergy and faithful laity seeking full communion with the Holy See. The opportunities and potential are endless my friends. Thank God then we spend our first Christmas as Catholic Christians, sharing in that full communion once only dreamed of?

A very Happy and Holy Christmas to you all. Midnight Mass (beginning at 11.30pm at St Pius…

Advent IV Sunday 18th December

Hi Folks

A REMINDER: This Sunday the Hockley Ordinariate Group will celebrate Holy Mass with our Ordinary, Monsignor Keith Newton, presiding; so please make every effort to attend this 10.30am mass at St Pius X.

CAROLS at St Peter's
7pm This Carol Service in aid of Fair Havens Hospice is our opportunity to worship with our friends at Eastwood. All are welcome and there will be seasonal refeshments after the service.


Rejoice in the Lord alway, and again, I say, rejoice!

Ordinariate at Hockley gathers for Sunday Sung Mass at St Pius X the Curch in the very heart of the community. 10.30am Celebrant Fr Bob White.
South Benfleet Group 6pm Holy Family: Celebrant Fr Lee Bennett

Fr Jeff Woolnough is celebrating at St Peter's 8.30am 10am & 6pm and will be at Hockley next Sunday (Advent IV) when our Ordinary will preside, The Rt Rev Mgr Keith Newton...Happy Days!

Beautiful Advent reflection

Fr Augustine Hoey (ex Mirfield Father and now,long time Catholic priest), has writen this beautiful Walsingham Advent's that for Anglican patrimony? In case you do not know Fr. Augustine...he is 96yrs old and has such a joyous burden of Intercession for Our Lady's Shrine and home at Walsingham. Fr. Augustine lives and works in Westminster Diocese and was received into Full Communion with the Catholic Church by Cardinal Hume when he was 80yrs...having led a full and active apostolic ministry in the Anglican Church and at Mirfield giving retreats.

From Fr. Augustine Hoey, OB. OSB.
Advent 2011

How odd of God to choose Walsingham…….equally odd to allow himself to
be pushed around and born in a stable. Yet God is like that! He rarely works
in ‘straight lines’… (much as we might wish he would)

It is almost a thousand years ago since he sent Mary to Walsingham…a small
Norfolk village only 4 miles from what was then the thriving port of
Wells…Mary spoke to the l…

Second Sunday of Advent

Please Note: Hockley Ordinariate joins the parish of St Peter's Eastwood for 10am Parish Mass
(No Mass at St Pius X ).
South Benfleet 6pm Ordinariate Mass

Drop down ye heavens from above

Every blessing

Fr Jeff

NB No Weds evening Ordinariate celebration at Hockley until the new year.
Friday 10am continues as per normal.

Fr Jeff Woolnough and family have last!!

Dear Ordinariate friends

The address and contact details for the Woolnough family as from 1st December:

St Peter's Presbytery, 59 Eastwood Road North, Leigh on Sea, Essex, SS9 4BX.
Tel: 01702 525323 e-mail: Mobile: 07956 801381

Find St Peter's on Facebook: St Peter's Catholic Church Eastwood

Website not quite ready yet!

Advent Joy to you all. Fr Jeff