Bishop McAleenan’s reflection for Refugee Week 2024

Bishop McAleenan: “During Refugee Week, I invite everyone to join in prayer and reflect on our understanding and belief that every person is made in the image and likeness of God. Let us remember that we all seek the same fundamental needs – safety, acceptance and a place to call home.”

Fr Derek Powney RIP

The Requiem Mass for Fr Derek Powney RIP was celebrated on Thursday 16 May at 12 noon at St Margaret’s church, Edinburgh.  The main celebrant was Archbishop Leo Cushley whom Fr Derek knew well. Fr Derek will be cremated and his ashes interred at Mortonhall Crematorium. Born in Bournemouth in 1940 and raised as a

Canon Brian celebrates 50 years of priesthood

Over 190 people, including family, attended the special Golden Jubilee Anniversary Mass at Grays which was concelebrated with Bishop Alan Williams, Canon Stephen Myers, long-term friends and fellow golden jubilarians both Fr Guy Sawyer and  Fr Joseph Farrell, Fr Paul Boagey,  Fr David Pearce and Fr Anthony Cho.