Saturday, 1 August 2015

Giving and receiving the Good News of Christ - A day at Christ the King, Plymouth

Ephaphatha! Be opened!
Giving and receiving the
Good News of Christ

On Saturday 19th September at Christ the King, Plymouth, there is a special day for all those who wish to share the Good News with joy, and not least for catechists and parents. Our principle speaker will be Miss Hannah Vaughan-Spruce who is author of the well respected confirmation course "Transformed in Christ". She is an experienced youth leader and catechist and now works for the Diocese of Portsmouth. She has her own personal catechesis blog, and also has articles published on Jericho Tree blog.

Transformed in Christ

The day includes Mass, lunch and Vespers with Benediction. The Rector of the School of the Annunciation, Fr Guy, will also be giving a talk on evangelisation, "It is the Lord: The Spirit and the Bride say 'Come'".

The day promises to be inspiring and also an opportunity to make new connections. It has been organised by the Guild of Our Lady and St Joseph, who support the work of the School of the Annunciation (based at Buckfast Abbey). Cost £10 (including lunch).

To book email :

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

The Catholic Church of Our Lady of Walsingham with St Cuthbert Mayne in Torbay

The Catholic Church of 
Our Lady of Walsingham with St Cuthbert Mayne

under the juristiction of the Ordinariate - working for unity and sharing patrimony


Sunday Mass - 11am
Tuesday - 7pm
Thursday (at Holy Angels, Chelston) - 7pm

(more Mass times will added in time)

Old Mill Road 

This is the new home of the Torbay Ordinariate Mission thanks to the generosity of many.
Please pray for the life and mission of this Ordinariate Mission
and especially for Fr David Lashbrooke, his brother priests of the mission,
and all his people.

Jesu mercy , Mary pray

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Corpus Christi procession

On Sunday 7th June, Father Abbot is leading a procession of the Blessed Sacrament for Corpus Christi, at St Mary's Abbey, Buckfast, 3pm. This will include Evening Prayer and Benediction. The Abbot extends a warm welcome to anyone who would like to participate in this event.

The Ordinariate usually celebrates mass at 3pm but members will attend Holy Mass elsewhere in order to participate in the procession.

Blessed be Jesus Christ in the most Holy Sacrament of the Altar!

Fr Ian

Thursday, 21 May 2015

School of the Annunciation signs partnership agreement with Franciscan University Steubenville, USA.

The School of the Annunciation, Buckfast Abbey, has signed an agreement with Franciscan University Steubenville to form a collaborative partnership.

In the first phase of the partnership Dr Andrew Beards, Academic Director at the School, has joined the online teaching staff of Franciscan University’s popular online, distance-learning MA in Catechesis and Evangelisation (MACE). Dr Beards joins a faculty teaching US students that includes Dr Scott Hahn, Dr Bob Rice, Sr Johanna Paruch and Dr Petroc Willey.

News will follow in the coming weeks and months on further developments arising from this exciting collaboration between the School of the Annunciation and Franciscan University.

Fr Guy de Gaynesford STL, the Rector of the School of the Annunciation, writes:

‘All those associated with the School of the Annunciation will naturally be absolutely delighted to learn of the beginning of this exciting collaborative partnership with a world renowned Catholic university. The remarkable progress both sides have achieved in creating this partnership was made possible by our common fidelity to the Catholic faith, our shared academic expertise and our joint passion to form disciples of the Lord for the work of the New Evangelisation.’


The School of the Annunciation: Centre for the New Evangelisation is the UK’s only Higher Education School dedicated to the New Evangelisation.

The School of the Annunciation was founded by Dr Andrew Beards, Academic Director, Dr Caroline Farey, Director of Studies, Deacon Nick Donnelly, Director of Formation, together with the Abbot of Buckfast. Fr Guy de Gaynesford has recently been appointed the School’s first Rector. The patrons of the School of the Annunciation are His Eminence George Cardinal Pell, Prefect of the Secretariat of the Economy, and the Right Reverend Mark O’Toole, Bishop of Plymouth

Over the past year the School has launched three new courses in evangelisation, catechesis and Latin that combine on-line learning with residentials in the beautiful surroundings of Buckfast Abbey. Together with six Summer Schools and weekend courses, on subjects ranging from sacred Scripture, philosophy and liturgy, the School has enrolled 129 students from the United Kingdom, Ireland, US, Australia, Gibraltar, Malta, and Dubai.

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