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Dear Friends of the Hockley RC Ordinariate.  Tuesday January 1st 12 noon Angelus and Solemn Mass at St Peter's Eastwood on the Solemnity of Holy Mary, Mother of God.

Sunday 30th December

Feast of the Holy Family Ordinariate Sung Mass 10.30am St Pius X Hockley  celebrant Fr Bob White
Eastwood Masses 8.30am 10am 6pm Holy Baptisms 2pm.

Fourth Sunday of Advent & Christmass

Fr. Jeff celebrates The Solemn 10.30am Sunday Mass at  St Pius X, Hockley for the Ordinariate.

CHRISTMASS 2013 at Hockley & Eastwood

Christmass Eve Masses at St Peter's Eastwood 9.30am (last Mass of Advent) followed by confessions.

St Peter's 6pm Family Vigil Mass-Fr Jeff

Hockley 11.30pm. Midnight Mass-celebrant Fr Bob White

Eastwood 12am Midnight Mass of The Lord's Nativity and Blessing of the Crib-Fr Jeff

Hockley St Pius X 9am celebrant Fr Gerry Drummond
St Peter's 8.30am & 10am (Children, bring a gift to be opened during the homily)

During the Octave of Christmass - Mass daily at St Peter's 9.30am.

Gaudete Sunday 16th December

Third Sunday of Advent - Hockley Ordinariate  Sung Mass at St Pius X 10.30am. Celebrant: Fr. Bob White.

7pm Carols at St Peter's Eastwood in aid of Fair Havens Hospice with our 3 choirs (Traditional, folk and children)...Refreshments after the service. All welcome!This is sure to be a wonderful Service. Do come and enjoy the musical talent that we are blessed with at St Peter's!

Religious Sisters of Wantage, respond to Anglicanorum coetibus!

A group of Anglican nuns from the Community of St Mary the Virgin (CSMV) in Wantage, Oxfordshire, are to be received into the full communion of the Catholic Church in January 2013.  Eleven sisters from the historic Anglican community will join the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, the structure established by Pope Benedict XVI to enable groups of Anglicans to enter into the full communion of the Catholic Church whilst retaining elements of their liturgical, spiritual, and pastoral heritage. The group includes the Superior of the community, Mother Winsome CSMV.  The eleven CSMV sisters, will be joined by Sister Carolyne Joseph, formerly of the Society of St Margaret in Walsingham, who joined the Ordinariate in January 2011. These twelve sisters will initially be established as a Public Association of the Faithful within the Personal Ordinariate. They will be known as the S…

"What a Grey day"?

Thank God for The Catholic Church!

Bishop Philip Egan, Bishop of Portsmouth has issued the following statement in response to the Prime Minister's comments on the issue of gay marriage: from Independent Catholic News, Sunday 9th December 2012
David Cameron has said that he is an enthusiastic supporter of marriage and that he does not want "gay people to be excluded from a great institution." Yet however well-intentioned, and despite huge opposition from Christians, Jews and Muslims alike, by attempting to change the natural meaning of marriage, he seems utterly determined to undermine one of the key foundations of our society.
Such a change is of immense significance. By this change, he is luring the people of England away from their common Christian values and Christian patrimony, and forcing upon us a brave new world, artificially engineered.
To "extend marriage to gay people", he intends to impose the will of a tiny minority on the vast majority. If the prime min…


Follow the link to Ian Wyatt's Breakfast Show with Fr Jeff and Pat Salmon (Hockley) and
Sharon O' Ryan (Eastwood).

Second Sunday of Advent

Sunday December 9th Hockley Ordinariate Solemn Mass 10.30am St Pius X.
Celebrant Fr Jeff
Fr Jeff is live on BBC Essex radio between (approx) 8 & 8.30 am Sunday Breakfast.

Thanks to Fr Bob White - celebrating the morning masses at Eastwood 8.30 & 10am.
Fr Jeff celebrates the 6pm.

Barrie Sanderson R.I.P

Dear friends of Hockley OrdinariateFUNERAL MASS Friday 14th December 11.15am St Peter's Eastwood 59 Eastwood Road North Leigh on Sea SS9 4BX. Reception after in the New Mazenod Hall at St Peter's.

It is with much sadness that we mourn the loss of our faithful friend, altar server and member of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, Barrie Sanderson. Barrie passed away peacefully at Southend Hospital early this morning (3rd December) having received full Catholic privileges from both Fr Jeff & Fr Gerry.
To Barbara, his widow, their daughters and families we send our sincere condolences, our love and our prayers.

+ Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

First Sunday of Advent

Sunday December 2nd. 2012

Drop down ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness.

Hockley Ordinariate gather for the Family Mass at St Peter's Eastwood 10am.Advent Sunday Masses at Eastwood also at 8.30am & 6pm.

From the Customary of Our Lady of Walsingham:

O Lord our God, as we wait for the coming of thy Son our Lord, preserve us in watchfulness and faith: that when he shall appear he may not find us asleep in sin but active to  serve him and joyful to praise him; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Thank You, Bishop Thomas!

Feast of St. Andrew, Apostle

This evening, (30th November) the Bishop of Brentwood celebrates a Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving in his Cathedral Church as he prepares for retirement. 

Bishop Thomas has been a great friend to the Ordinariate, and those of us in his Diocese, working in his parishes, are extremely grateful for his pastoral care.

 When we left the Church of England (almost 2 years ago) we faced an uncertain future. However, in the light of the Apostolic Constitution and the Holy Father's request for generosity on behalf of the English Bishop's, +Thomas appointed the'Brentwood Seven' (now eight) to parishes in Ilford, Clayhall, Eastwood, Benfleet, Colchester, Wickford and Chelmsford.

On behalf of my brother priests, we thank the Bishop and wish him a very happy retirement!

BRILLIANT NEWS! 20th November


May we be among the the first to congratulate, Hockley Ordinariate's, Jenny and Chris Arnold, on the birth, today of their son, Baby James! We look forward to welcoming him into the one true fold of God's Holy Catholic Church.

33rd Sunday of the Year

10.30am Sung Mass at St Pius X, Hockley,celebrant: Fr Bob White

Fr Jeff celebrates Masses at Eastwood 8.30am 10am & 6pm

All welcome toSt Peter's Eastwood on Thursday evening 8pm for our Year of Faith talk:
 Faith in the midst of Suffering - An evening with NHS Champion, Ashley Brooks.

Congratulations to the Ordinariate Quiz Team who won the Ss Peter and Paul Quiz night on Friday evening!

Hockley Coffee Morning

Saturday 17th November St Pius X from 10am -noon
Do pop in if you're in the's the Ordinariate's way of saying thank you to the Parish of Rochford for the use of St. Pius X.

worth a look...

Centenary celebration of Our Lady of Lourdes, Leigh...

I've met some really good people and made many new friends since joining the Catholic Church. One, such  person, Mark Lambert from Leigh Parish, writes in an informed and passionate manner, regularly on his blog:

with thanks for his friendship and kind remarks!

Sunday 11th November

We Will Remember Them...
This Sunday, 11th November, The Ordinariate Mass at St. Pius X 10.30am. is a Solemn Requiem for the War Dead with an Act of Remembrance. All Welcome.

When people ask the question: "What is Anglican Patrimony", the answer surely is:  "The Ordinariate was born for liturgies on days such as these".

7th November 2005

I have been reflecting on the occasion, seven years ago today, when I was formally 'inducted', to the living of the Parish of Hockley as Vicar. Ss. Peter and Paul had been in interregnum for just over 6 months, and after interviews at Wadham College Oxford, (the Parish Patron) and with the Parish Representatives, I was offered the post.

I succeeded a priest who restored the Roman Rite, rituals, Resolution 'C' and catholic devotions to the Parish Church. I was faced with a picture of the Pope and The Bishop of Richborough ( Keith Newton) in the Sacristy with a Forward in Faith Candle burning in the chancel: for me, this was a dream!
4 years, almost to the day later, The Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith at The Vatican published: Anglicanorum coetibus, the Apostolic constitution containing therein Pope Benedict's vision for unity and truth for those wishing to come on an amazing pilgrimage.We really were going forward in faith!

With time to prepare my people …

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday 4th November

The Month of the Holy Souls

The Hockley Ordinariate gathers for the 10am Sung Mass at Eastwood, St. Peter's, as has become our custom on the first Sunday of each month.

Next Sunday Fr Jeff will be keeping Remembrance Sunday at Hockley, celebrating the Solemn 10.30am Mass at St. Pius X and staying on for the prayers later at the War memorial.

Advance Notice-Walsingham 2013

The Hockley Ordinariate is going on a weekday residential Pilgrimage to Walsingham April 2013.
Monday (for supper) 15th -Thursday 18th (after breakfast). Led by Fr Jeff.

Only 20 pilgrim places available: Please contact Fr. Jeff if you'd like to book your place(s)?
T: 07956 801381       e:

Sunday 28th October

30th in Ordinary Time: Hockley Ordinariate

Sung Mass at St Pius X, 10.30am, Celebrant: Fr Bob White.

To mark the beginning of the Year of Faith at St Peter's we have the opportunity to pray with Jesus himself in the Blessed Sacrament. The 40 Hour Devotion begins this Monday 29th October after the 8pm Mass and ending with a Mass of thanksgiving and Benediction on Weds 31st, 12noon. Perpetual Adoration...enter into his presence and stay a while? More information from Fr Jeff.

Later this week we celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints Thursday November 1st:
 Masses at St Peter's 9.30am & 7.30pm.

All Souls Day Friday 2nd November  St Peter's 9.30am & 7.30pm. Envelopes for Names for the Altar during the month of the Holy Souls available at both St Pius and St Peter's. Thank you.

Sunday 21st October

29th in Ordinary Time

Hockley Ordinariate celebrates Sung Mass at St Pius X, Hockley 10.30am. Celebrant Fr. Jeff
NB: Our Ordinariate Council meets this Thursday evening.

Fr Jeff & Peter Wickham attended the first Pastoral Conference for the Ordinariate today (Saturday) in Oxford. See below:

The social evening planned for Saturday 27th October at Eastwood, St Peter's is postponed. 
Watch this space and see the Sunday newsletter for new date in December!

Ordinariate Conference 9th November London

The conference, which will take place at the church of St Patrick, Soho Square – itself described as ‘a beacon of hope’ for the New Evangelisation – will have keynote presentations from experienced ‘practitioners’, and the opportunity for discussion, questions, and answers. Fr Allan Hawkins, Parish Priest of St Mary the Virgin in Arlington, Texas, is a former Anglican clergyman who was received into the Catholic Church and ordained under the Pastoral Provision of Blessed John Paul II. Since the advent of the Pastoral Provision, Fr Hawkins has grown and developed a Catholic parish community within the Anglican liturgical and spiritual tradition. Earlier this year it was announced that the parish will transfer to the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter. Fr Paul Richardson is a priest of the Archdiocese of Westminster. He was formerly Assistant Bishop of Newcastle in the Church of England, previously working in Norway, and as a missionary in Nambaiyfa, Papua New Guinea. He was…

Sunday 14th October

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr Bob White celebrates the Hockley Ordinariate Mass at St Pius X, Hockley 10.30am.
 All welcome, especially enquirers?

The Year of Faith begins today

Thursday 11th September.
There shall be a Mass to mark the beginning of the year of Faith this evening, 7.30pm. Brentwood Cathedral.

Please click on the link below the pic to find out a little more about the Papal Initiative:

Our Blessed Patron's Feast Day

Blessed John Henry Newman
Priest, founder of a religious community, theologian
This day that has brought us together here in Birmingham is a most auspicious one. In the first place, it is the Lord's Day, Sunday, the day when our Lord Jesus Christ rose from the dead and changed the course of human history for ever, offering new life and hope to all who live in darkness and in the shadow of death. (...)Yet there is another, more joyful reason why this is an auspicious day for Great Britain, for the Midlands, for Birmingham. It is the day that sees Cardinal John Henry Newman formally raised to the altars and declared Blessed.(...) England has a long tradition of martyr saints, whose courageous witness has sustained and inspired the Catholic community here for centuries. Yet it is right and fitting that we should recognize today the holiness of a confessor, a son of this nation who, while not called to shed his blood for the Lord, nevertheless bore eloquent witness to him in…

First Sunday of the Month!

Hockley Ordinariate Members join with St Peter's Eastwood for the 10am Mass Sunday
 7th October...Glass of vino after mass to belately celebrate Fr Bob's 70th!

Congratulations to Fathers Bemand & de Kyser, ordained priests today at Brentwood Cathedral. Both married men and Diocesan priests of Brentwood. A truly great day for my brother priests in the ONE Holy Catholic Church!


LATEST NEWS Leading Church historian to be received into Personal Ordinariate...
Dr Edward Norman, the historian and former Canon Chancellor of York Minister, will be received into the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham on Sunday. In an article for this newspaper, Dr Norman explains the reasons for his decision to become a Catholic. He argues that Anglicanism has “no basis for its authority” as its confession “varies from place to place and person to person”. He says: “At the centre of Anglicanism is a great void.” He adds: “The Church of England provides a masterclass in equivocation; it also, however, is the residence of very many good and faithful Christian people who deserve respect – for their perseverance in so many incoherent spiritual adventures. “To leave their company is a wrench; to adhere to the Catholic faith is to join the encompassing presence of a universal body of believers in whose guardianship are the materials of authentic spiritual understanding… I have imme…

A Glorious Patrimony!


Sunday 30th September

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Hockley Ordinariate Mass 10.30am St Pius X. Celebrant Fr. Bob White

Fr Jeff's Sunday at St Peter's (a year since he was appointed): 
8.30am 10am  &  6pm Masses 2pm Baptisms.

Next Sunday at St James' Spanish Place, London, W.1   5.30pm 
The Ordinariate celebrates Solemn Evensong & Benediction.
Monsignor Keith Newton, Ordinary to preside. All welcome!

Why the Ordinariate?

Southend Area Mass

The Southend Area Ordinariate(Hockley & Benfleet Groups) meets for its monthly Mass this Wednesday 26th Septemberat St Peter's 7.30pm.  Refreshments served afterwards in the New Mazenod Hall. All Welcome!

Sunday 23rd September



Our Pilgrimage to Walsingham led by Our Ordinary, Mgr Keith Newton was a great success and to top it all, the Norfolk Sun was shining, Alleluia!
Below is the link to our Ordinary's homily:-

Here are some pics of the day taken by Fr Ivan Aquilina and Monsignor Edwin Barnes.


This Saturday (15th),The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham celebrates the memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows with a Solemn 12 noon Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady, Walsingham.
The Ordinary,The Right Reverend Monsignor Keith Newton will preside and all are most welcome!
A coach is leaving Hockley, approx 8am. If you'd like to join us, please call me ASAP, 07956 801381.
Fr. Jeff

This Sunday, 16th Sept, the 24th of the Year, our group meets for the 10am Mass at St. Peter's Eastwood. Please Note that there will be not be an Ordinariate Sunday Mass at Hockley on this day.

Next Sunday, 23rd Sept, we celebrate our 'Patronal' with  Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham, Solemn Mass at St Pius X. Hockley 10.30am Celebrant & Preacher Fr Jeff. Drinks after mass. All welcome!

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Hockley Ordinariate meets to celebrate Sunday Mass at St Pius X, Hockley 10.30am.
Celebrant & Preacher Fr. Jeff Woolnough. Racial Justice Sunday, today.

Fr Jeff also celebrates 8.30am & 6pm masses at St Peter's Eastwood. Fr Bob White celebrates 10am.

Our Lady's Birthday 8th September

Holy Mass at St Peter's 9.30am followed by Adoration & Holy Rosary AVE MARIA GRATIA PLENA DOMINUS TECUM BENEDICTA TU

Annual Mass for the Sick and Housebound

The SVP at St Peter's Eastwood is hosting its annual Mass for the sick and housebound this Saturday, 8th September at 3pm. If you know anyone who would benfefit from attending this liturgy, please bring them! There will be Tea served afterwards.

Celebrant and Preacher: Fr Jeff

Also earlier in the day we celebrate Our Blessed Lady's Birthday with Holy Mass at 9.30am followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, confessions, finishing with Benediction. All welcome!

Sunday 2nd September

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Hockly Ordinariate meets for the 10am Parish Mass at St Peter' Eastwood
Celebrant Fr Jeff Woolnough

Ordinariate Mass at St Pius X Hockley Friday 7th September 9am with coffee after at the Day Centre.

Assumption Weds 15th August

Holy Day of Obligation A Very Happy Feast to you all
Masses at St Peter's 9.30am Fr Basil Pearson & 8pm Fr Bob White


Due to Holidays The Hockley Ordinariate will not be meeting at St Pius X Hockley in August.
The regular Friday Morning Mass will be at St Peter's Eastwood 9.30am
And Sunday Masses also at St Peter's 8.30am 10am & 6pm.

Fr Bob White is covering these masses to allow the Woolnough family our Summer break to which we are so very grateful. If you need a priest in August please call Fr Bob first: 01268 543910.

During August, St Pius X will be celebrating masses for the Hockley Catholic community every Sunday at 9am and Thursday 10am. to which all of course are welcome!

Happy Holidays

Fr Jeff Woolnough Priest in Charge, St Peter RC Church Eastwood and the Hockley RC Ordinariate.

Sunday 29th July

Seventeeth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Hockley Ordinariate gathers for Sung Mass at St Pius X 10.30am Celebrant Fr Bob White.
Intentions of the Fagence Family.

Congratulations to Greg & Candy Fagence on the birth of Ethan.
Happy 18th Birthday to the Hindley twins, David & Michael.

To facilitate clergy holidays, the Hockley Ordinariate will be based at St Peter's Eastwood for all of August, returning to St Pius X Hockley Sunday Sept 9th. Please see Newsletter.
St Peter's Sunday Mass times 8.30 & 10am  6pm.

Masses for the 16th Week in Ordinary Time

Sunday 22nd July Ordinariate Sung Mass St Pius X Hockley 10.30am.Celebrant Fr Jeff

Wednesday 25th July St James, Apostle Southend Area Mass at St Peter's 7.30pm.

Celebrant Fr Jeff   Homilist Fr Lee Bennett  

All Welcome,especially Anglicans thinking about joining the Catholic Church via the Ordinariate.

Friday 27th July 9am St Pius X HockleyCelebrant Fr Jeff

For Daily Mass times at St Peter's please see newsletter on our link to the right.

Walsingham September 15th

Ordinariate National Pilgrimage to Walsingham
The Ordinariate National Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham led by Monsignor Keith Newton
SATURDAY 15 September 2012
11am Onwards priests will be available to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation [Confessions] 12Noon Angelus and Solemn Mass at The National Shrine 2.30pm Holy Mile & Rosary Procession to the Anglican Shrine 3.15pm Sprinkling at the Anglican Shrine
Pilgrims are invited to bring a picnic lunch
for more information visit

Sunday 15th July

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Hockley Ordinariate Sung Mass St Pius X Hockley 10.30am Celebrant: Fr Bob White

Fr Jeff is celebrating masses at St Peter's 8.30am  10am  & 6pm.

Don't forget your canoe...

Sunday 8th July 14th in Ordinary Time


Ordinariate Mass at St Pius Hockley 10.30am with second collection for The Apostleship of the Sea.
Celebrant Fr Jeff Woolnough

Sunday 1st July

The Ordinariate Group celebrates the Holy Mass at St Peter's Eastwood 10am - Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Sunday Masses at St Peter's 8.30 am 10am Sung   6.30pm.

Fr Jeff Woolnough

Sacramental Assurance

Sweet sacrament we thee adore...The REAL presence

 On this great Solemnity of Ss Peter and Paul we look to the successor of Peter, our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, thanking him from the bottom of our hearts for his vision of Unity and Truth, created in the Personal Ordinariates. What a treasure and gift this is to the Church. Jesus said: You are Peter and on this rock I will build my Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it...
Let us pray that many more will accept the gracious invitation to come home to the Catholic Church.

The Solemnity June 29th Ss Peter and Paul

All welcome to the Evening Solemn Mass at St Peter's 7.30pm. Drinks after mass.
Keep the faith...keep the feast!

27th June Southend Area Ordinariate Mass

Our monthly Area Mass will be celebrated this evening, 7.30pm at Holy Family Church, Benfleet 661 High Road SS7 5SF. All welcome!

The Nativity of St. John the Baptist Sunday 24th June

 Solemn Mass at St Peter's 29th June 7.30pmFollowed by drinks.

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time 17th June

The Hockley Ordinaritate celebrates The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, 10.30am at St Pius X, Hockley, celebrant: Fr. Bob White.
Please note that the following two Sunday Masses will be at St Peter's Eastwood 10am. No 10.30am Sunday Masses at Hockley on 24th and 1st July. Should this prove difficult please attend the 9am Sunday Parish Mass at St Pius X. or the 6pm at Eastwood.

a lovely celebration

Sunday's celebration of Corpus Christi was kept well at Hockley. 
The Ordinariate 10.30am Solemn Mass was well attended and a procession of The Sacred Host through the village is something we could never do at our previous location, with the parish church located well outside of the centre of Hockley! 

A great witness then, to the Catholic Faith and belief in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. After mass we enjoyed drinks on the newly constructed sun terrace at St Pius to celebrate our priest's anniversary of ordination.  15 months down the line and it's the best thing we've ever done;members by gracious invitation of his Holiness Pope Benedict XVI of the Holy Catholic Church. Laus Deo!

Corpus Christi

SUNDAY 10th June

The Hockley Ordinariate celebrates the great Solemnity at St Pius X, Sunday 10th June at 10.30amwith Solemn Mass, Procession of the Sacred Host, concluding with Benediction. Weather Permitting, Drinks will be served on the decking in the garden after mass to celebrate both the feast and  Fr Jeffrey's First Anniversary of Ordination to the  Sacred Priesthood of the Catholic Church. All Welcome!

Rome sweet home...

' would be absolutely intriguing to know how many Mirfield and St Stephen's House graduands from the last 40 years are now CATHOLIC priests. There's work for a statistician? We think the results could be jaw dropping'!

A request for Fr Gerry Drummond...please remind us how many of your year group at Mirfield are now Catholic Priests...estimate will suffice,brother!

Happy Anniversary to , 'The Brentwood Seven'.

This weekend the Ordinariate celebrates the first anniversary of the priesting of the Brentwood Seven:
Frs. Ivor Morris, Jon Ravensadale, David Waller, Rob Page, Bob White, Lee Bennett and
 Jeff Woolnough.
Our warmest congratulations to our newest priest, Fr John Corbyn based at Harlow and ordained last Saturday. 

The Most Holy Trinity

Sunday 3rd June

The Hockley Ordinariate celebrates Holy Mass with the Parish of St Peter's Eastwood, for Trinity Sunday10am. Celebrant Fr Jeff Woolnough.
Prayers for the Queen and sung National anthem at the end of the mass.  Long may she reign!


Come Holy Spirit and renew the face of the Earth!

Congratulations to those Men Ordained Deacon this morning at England's Catholic Mother Church, Westminster Cathedral. The Ordinariate has much to thank for the working and prompting of the Holy Spirit in these candidates for the Sacred Priesthood!

 Praise AlmightyGod for courage and the Holy Father's vision for Unity and Truth. 
PENTECOST MASS TIMES: Fr Bob White is celebrating Sunday Masses at St Pius X Hockley 9am Parish  & 10.30am. Ordinariate. Also the Vigil Mass 5.30pm At St Teresas Rochford Sat 26th Fr Jeff Woolnough celebrates Pentecost Masses at St Peter's Eastwood 8.30am & 10am.

Statistics...for those interested in that sort of thing?

When I was Anglican Parish Priest of Hockley we ran a very good website, full of photos showing the vibrancy of our Parish life- (that particular site since closed).

My webmaster often informed me of the number of visits it attracted on a weekly basis. 

However, this little ol' site has attracted, in under a year over 34,000 hits...that's pretty impressive and it makes me think of the wider audience that we now attract as members of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church?
 You know what they say...A family that prays together...

                           The Hockley Ordinariate Group

19th May Devotion Reminder!

The Ecumenical May Devotion at St Peter's Eastwood 12 noon this Saturday. Refreshments served after. All welcome!

...Later that same day, this priest will nervously watch his beloved football team in the Wembley Championship Play Off Final.Come on you Irons!

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Hockley Ordinariate celebrates Holy Mass at St Pius X Sunday 13th  May,10.30am. with Fr Jeff.

Fizz after mass to celebrate a significant birthday of our Priest's dear Mum,  Madge Woolnough!

Don't forget the Southend Area event at St Peter's Eastwood on Saturday 19th May 12noon: May Devotion. Refreshments after. All welcome especially Anglican enquirers?

Fifth Sunday of Easter

As ever,Hockley Ordinariate members gather for Mass on the First Sunday of the month at
 St Peter's Eastwood, 10 am.

St Peter's Sunday Masses: 8.30am 10am & 6pm. (Baptisms 2pm).

Oh & BTW.A very Happy Birthday to Ordinariate Members: Paul Smith, Jackie Wickham
 and Madge (Mum) Woolnough!

May Devotion 19th May 12 noon

The Southend Area Ordinariate
(Hockley & Benfleet Groups) Ecumenical May Marian Devotion at St Peter's
 RC Church Eastwood, Saturday 19th May. By invitation of The Priest in Charge: Fr Jeff Woolnough

12 noon:   Regina Coeli Liturgy of the Word (The Visitation). Homily Adoration & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
Refreshments will be served in the New Mazenod Hall.
All Welcome! Enquiries: 07956 801 381 (Fr Jeff).

Third Sunday of Easter

Sunday April 22nd Hockley Ordinariate Sung Mass 10.30am St Pius X. Celebrant, Fr Bob White.

Wednesday 25th AprilSt Mark the Evangelist:Southend Ordinariate Area Massat 
Holy Family Benfleet 7.30pm.Celebrant, Fr Lee Bennett.  Preacher, Fr Jeff Woolnough.

Ordinariate Ordinations

Saturday 21st April 10am

Ordinariate Deacons Daniel Lloyd & James Bradley will be Ordained Priest at the Beautiful Catholic Church of St Patrick, Soho, London W.1 (see below).

The Ordinariate clergy will be there in good number to lay hands and support our two bright candidates of whom we are very proud! Please pray for them:
 The future is bright...the future is Yellow and White! Deo gratias.
DIVINE MERCY Second Sunday of Easter: He is Risen, Alleluia!
10.30am. Ordinariate Sung Mass celebrated by Fr Jeff at St. Pius X.

 "Who will paint You as beautiful as You are?" In 1931, our Blessed Lord appeared to St. Faustina in a vision. She saw Jesus clothed in a white garment with His right hand raised in blessing. His left hand was touching His garment in the area of the Heart, from where two large rays came forth, one red and the other pale. She gazed intently at the Lord in silence, her soul filled with awe, but also with great joy. Jesus said to her: Paint an image according to the pattern you see, with the signature: Jesus, I trust in You. I promise that the soul that will venerate this image will not perish. I also promise victory over [its] enemies already here on earth, especially at the hour of death. I Myself will defend it as My own glory. I am offering people a vessel with which they are to keep coming for graces to the fountain of mercy. That vessel is this ima…