THANK YOU. I had not thought to issue another
bulletin but the events of the past few weeks have quite changed my
and I have been overwhelmed by the greetings and gifts that have been
showered on us. Things have been written
and said that we will long remember.
Many of you, together with folk from your parishes, have contributed
very generously to the farewell gifts that were presented to us at York. Betty is
now the proud owner of a powerful lamp that will help to facilitate her
botanical painting. I am now the
proud owner of a laptop computer.
Without Lynn’s guiding hand
to lead me around the remarkable world of the internet the mastery of the
laptop should present the first major challenge of retirement! We now plan a somewhat more substantial
holiday than we had envisaged for next year. Do be sure to pass our thanks to all your
people and know how grateful we are to you.
THE NEW BISHOP
OF BEVERLEY. An added joy of the past few weeks has
been to learn that my successor is to be Canon Glyn Webster of York
Minster. Across the past twelve
years he has been a key figure in helping the Northern Provincial Festival
to run smoothly and to see that our needs were well understood and provided
for when we worshipped in York Minster.
Canon Webster was an early
member of he support group I established early on
in my time as PEV, to advise me as I found my feet in what to me was then a
new ministry. He is a long serving
member of the Catholic Group in the General Synod and widely acclaimed as a
skilled pastor. We are greatly
blessed by his appointment and assure him both of our prayers and of our
A NEW PROVINCIAL MASTER FOR SSC.
Whether or not we are brethren of the Society of the Holy Cross we all recognise the important
role that the Society and its Master play in promoting the ‘traditionalist’
cause within our church. In England
alone there are some eight hundred brethren and many of them are to be
numbered among those who serve in the Northern Province. It is therefore a particular delight that
the new Provincial Master is from among our number. We congratulate Father
vicar of Worksop Priory, on his election and assure him of our prayer as he
fulfils such an important ministry within our church.
IN MEMORIAM. Since the previous bulletin we record the
following deaths: Brian
Mace (Wakefield), John Andrews
(York), Harry Ogden
(Blackburn), Ivon Baker
Good (Wakefield). May they rest in peace and rise in glory.
assured of my prayers and good wishes.
Please remember Betty and
me in your prayers as, for a final time, I sign off the Bishop of
† Martyn Beverley
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