NCC Bedford – St Alban’s

Decree of Canonical Erection of a Parish in order to provide Pastoral Care for the faithful within the Borough and County of Bedford

We hereby erect a Parish of the National Catholic Church of the United Kingdom and Ireland for the pastoral care of the faithful within the Borough and County of Bedford, within our Archdiocese of Anglia & Cambria.

The Parish is dedicated to Our Lady of Walsingham and St Alban.

Liturgical celebrations shall take place wheresoever the Parish Priest so chooses within the Parish.

We hereby appoint ourselves as Parish Priest.

The community of Christian faithful consists of those who wish to worship, be that by assisting at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, or who avail themselves of the Sacraments of the Church in the National Catholic Parish named above.

We assume that the Christian faithful who participate in this community within the Archdiocese of Anglia & Cambria will support the liturgical and pastoral life of the parish.

This decree takes effect from its promulgation.

Given at Bedford,

Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Good Counsel,
26th April 2013

‡ Peter J. Davies
Archbishop of Anglia & Cambria