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Congratulations to Dr Colin Podmore MBE
Posted on the 9th Oct 2020
It has been announced that Dr Colin Podmore, Director of Forward in Faith from 2013 to 2020, is to be awarded an MBE. Bishop Tony Robinson, Chairman of Forward in Faith and Chairman of The Society's Council of Bishops, commented:
Statement regarding the Consecration of The Revd Prebendary Will Hazlewood
Posted on the 13th Jul 2020
We express our gratitude to the Archbishop of Canterbury for making arrangements (1) for Prebendary Will Hazlewood’s consecration to the episcopate at Lambeth Palace Chapel on 15 July which give full expression to the Five Guiding Principles, as enshrined in the House of Bishops’ Declaration on the Ministry of Bishops and Priests (2).
(1) The Bishop of Richborough will act as the Archbishop’s delegate as chief consecrator, and the Bishops of Ebbsfleet and of Fulham will act as co-consecrators. All three bishops serve on The Society’s Council of Bishops, as will the Bishop of Lewes.
We are delighted to learn that Fr Will's consecration at Lambeth Palace Chapel is to be live streamed. Please use this link to follow the service, which starts at 2.30pm on Wednesday 15 July: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUpxLoJCCWc&feature=youtu.be
Posted on the 9th Jul 2020
Forward in Faith is seeking to appoint an Administrative Assistant on a three day a week, six-month contract from early September 2020. The role involves a wide range of administrative support to the charity.
A competitive remuneration package is on offer, along with facilities for remote working.
Please contact Tom Middleton, Director of Forward in Faith, on or by 31 July to express an interest. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; mobile: 07368 124811
The Re-opening of Churches for Private Prayer
Posted on the 8th Jun 2020
We pray that Christians may find spiritual solace and healing at this time of crisis through prayer and devotion in our country's familiar sacred spaces. We encourage all Christians to mark this year's Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which is on 19 June, with the private recitation of prayers from this specially produced booklet either in church or at home, as circumstances allow.
We are mindful that not all churches will be able to open immediately - for a variety of reasons - and ask that patience and understanding are paramount in those cases. Before visiting those churches which are able to open for private prayer, we urge all individuals to consult public health guidance - particularly those shielding at this time - and to act in strict accordance with its stipulations.
Fr Beau Brandie RIP
Posted on the 20th May 2020
The trustees of Forward in Faith are greatly saddened to learn of the death, yesterday evening, of Fr Beau Brandie SSC.
Fr Beau was a leading figure in the Anglo-Catholic movement over recent decades and in that period served on the Forward in Faith Council with wisdom and good humour, most recently acting as the Area Dean for Scotland. He was a loyal and kind priest who was a source of encouragement in the Faith for many.
A full obituary will appear in New Directions in due course.
May Fr Beau rest in peace.