Nick Gale RIP

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Nick Gale, formerly Director of Music at Southwark RC Cathedral, and one of the country’s leading experts on Gregorian Chant, who was sadly killed in a hit-and-run motorcycle accident on the morning of Tuesday 10 March 2015.

A tribute appears at

Archbishop Peter will offer a Requiem Mass for the repose of his soul on the evening of Wednesday 11 March and Bishop John will do so as soon as possible.

Te, Dómine, sancte Pater, omnípotens aetérne Deus, supplices deprecámur pro anima fámulæ tuæ Nicholae.,
quam de hoc sǽculo ad te venire iussísti; ut ei dignéris dare locum refrigérii, lucis et pacis.
Líceat ei portas mortis sine offensióne transíre et in mansiónibus sanctórum et in luce sancta permáneat, quam olim Abrahæ et eius sémini promisísti.
Nullam eius ánima sustíneat læsionem, sed, cum magnus dies ille resurrectiónis et remuneratiónis advénerit, resuscitáre eam, Dómine, una cum sanctis et eléctis dignéris; dimíttas ei ómnia delícta atque peccáta, tecúmque immortalitátis vitam et regnum consequátur æternum.
R. Amen.

Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei.

Requiescat in pace.

NCC Gibraltar – St Bernard’s

Decree of Canonical Erection of a Parish in order to provide Pastoral Care for the faithful within the City of Gibraltar

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 City of Gibraltar, within our Archdiocese of Anglia & Cambria.

The Parish is dedicated to Our Lady of Europe, St Bernard, and St John XXIII.

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

We hereby appoint our Brother in Christ, the Right Reverend Monsignor M.J.P.B. Carchrie Campbell FSDM, Auxiliary Bishop of our Archdiocese, 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,
First Sunday of Advent, 
30 November 2014

‡ Peter J. Davies
Archbishop of Anglia & Cambria

NCC Bedford – Rededication of Parish

Decree of Rededcation of the Parish of Our Lady of Walsingham and St Alban, Bedford.

Whereas, the Parish of Our Lady of Walsingham and St Alban was erected by His Grace The Most Reverend Peter John Davies, Archbishop of Anglia and Cambria, on the 26th day of April 2013, we have received notice that His Grace wishes the parish to be additionally dedicated to St John Paul the Great, recently canonised by His Holiness Pope Francis, Bishop of Rome, we do hereby proclaim that the said Parish of Our Lady of Walsingham and St Alban is now the Parish of Our Lady of Walsingham, St Alban, and St John Paul the Great, with immediate effect.

Given at Gibraltar,
Feast of St John Paul the Great
22nd October 2014

✠ M. John P.B. Carchrie Campbell

Mass of Thanksgiving for two new Saints.

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Today following yesterday’s canonizations of Pope St John XXIII and Pope St John Paul II in Rome by His Holiness Pope Francis in the presence of His Holiness Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and many world leaders, what looked like the entire college of cardinals, many archbishops, bishops, monsignori, priests, deacons, seminarians, and several hundreds of thousands of the faithful, our Presiding Archbishop celebrated a solemn Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary in thanksgiving assisted by Bishop Michael. Following Mass, in addition to the Regina Cæli, the Te Deum was sung.

Sancte Ioanne XXIII, ora pro nobis.
Sancte Ioanne Paule II, ora pro nobis.

Archiepiscopal degree following the canonizations

The Presiding Archbishop has decreed that the Feast Days will be celebrated on October 11th for Pope St John XXIII, and October 22nd for Pope St John Paul II, both First Class Feasts and using the Common of One Supreme Pontiff (Missale Romanum 1962, Missa Si diligis me (2). The liturgical texts to be used at Mass according to the 1970 Missal and its subsequent revisions will be advised in due course. Red vestments to be used when celebrating in either form as with Feasts for all Canonized Popes.

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