Newman Mass (Ordinariate Use) 6.30pm Friday 9th October

The Blessed John Henry Newman

The Blessed John Henry Newman

The Newman Mass will take place at the church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory in Warwick Street, London W1B 5LZ.  A reception in the parish room follows Mass.

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October 9th: Feast of the Blessed John Henry Newman

The Feast of the Blessed John Henry Newman is on Friday 9th October when there will be a Solemn Mass in the Ordinariate Use at 6.30pm in Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory, Warwick Street, London W1B 5LZ.

The Celebrant will be the Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, the Rt Rev Mgr Keith Newton, and the Preacher will be the Rev Dr Stephen Morgan, a leading authority on Newman.



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Sunday 13th September: Mass at Warwick Street – Prayer for HM The Queen

At Mass this morning, this prayer was said for HM The Queen in honour of her becoming our longest reigning monarch:

V. O Lord, save Elizabeth our Queen.

R. And hear us on the day we call upon thee.

V. Lord, hear my prayer.

R. And let my cry come before thee.

V. The Lord be with you.

R. And with thy spirit.

Almighty God, we pray that Elizabeth thy Servant and our Queen, who, by thy providence has received the governance of this Realm, may continue to grow in every virtue, that, imbued with thy heavenly grace, she may be preserved from all that is harmful and evil, and being blessed with thy favour may, with her Consort and all the Royal Family, come at last into thy presence, through Him that is the Way, the Truth and the Life, Our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, One God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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Extract from the Communion Rite: post Communion (Ordinariate Use)

Almighty and everliving God,

we most heartily thank thee for that thou didst feed us, in these holy mysteries,

with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ;

and dost assure us thereby of thy favour and goodness towards us;

and that we are very members incorporate in the mystical body of thy Son,

the blessed company of all faithful people; and are also heirs, through hope,

of thy everlasting kingdom, by the merits of the most precious death and passion of thy dear Son.

And we humbly beseech thee, O heavenly father, so to assist us with thy grace,

that we may continue in that holy fellowship, and do all such good works

as thou hast prepared for us to walk in;

through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Spirit,

be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.

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Ordinariate Use of the Roman Rite: recording of extracts July 2015

There is a recording on Youtube of extracts from the Ordinariate Use.  This is where you will find it:

The pictures accompanying the audio are all of the interior of the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory in Warwick Street, London W1.

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The church of St. Mary, East Hendred celebrates its sesquicentennial!

St Mary's, East Hendred 150th

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Extract from the Communion Rite (Ordinariate Use)

We do not presume

to come to this thy Table, O merciful Lord,

trusting in our own righteousness,

but in they manifold and great mercies.

We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under thy Table.

But thou art the same Lord,

whose property is always to have mercy.

Grant us therefore, gracious Lord,

so to eat the flesh of the dear Son Jesu Christ,

and to drink his blood,

that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his body,

and our souls washed through his most precious blood,

and that we may evermore dwell in him and he in us.  Amen.

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Extract from the Penitential Rite (Ordinariate Use)

Ye that do truly and earnestly repent you of your sins, and are in love and charity with your neighbours, and intend to lead a new life, following the commandments of God, and walking from henceforth in his holy ways: Draw near with faith and make your humble confession to Almighty God, meekly kneeling upon your knees.

Almighty God,

Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

maker of all things, judge of all men:

we acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness,

which we from time to time most grievously have committed,

by thought, word, and deed, against thy divine Majesty,

provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against us.

We do earnestly repent, and heartily sorry for these our misdoings;

the remembrance of them is grievous unto us,

the burden of them is intolerable.

Have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us, most merciful Father;

for thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, forgive us all that is past;

and grant that we may ever hereafter

serve and please thee in newness of life,

to the honour and glory of thy Name;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Feast of the Assumption: Evensong and Procession at Central Ordinariate Church

The feast of the Assumption of Our Lady will be celebrated by choral evensong at the church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory, Warwick Street, London W1 on Sunday 16 August at 3pm.  The procession will go from Warwick Street to St Patrick’s, Soho Square.

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Two new Ordinariate priests ordained by the Apostolic Nuncio

On Saturday 18th July at the church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory, Warwick Street, London W1, His Excellency Archbishop Antonio Mennini, the Apostolic Nuncio, ordained two new Ordinariate priests: Fr Paul Cracknell and Fr Stephen Lambert.  There are now 88 priests in the Ordinariate as well as four permanent deacons.  This prayer from the Rite of Ordination spoken by the Nuncio will be of interest to all former Anglicans: “Almighty Father, we give you thanks for the years of faithful ministry of your servants in the Church of England, whose fruitfulness for salvation has been derived from the very fullness of grace and truth entrusted to the Catholic Church.  As your servants have been received into full communion and now seek to be ordained to the presbyterate in the Catholic Church, we beseech you to bring to fruition that for which we now pray.”

The music at the Mass was William Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices sung by the choir of the church of Our Lady of the Assumption directed by Keith Brown.  The parish priest Fr Mark Elliott-Smith accompanied the final hymn (“O Praise ye the Lord”) and played the voluntary at the end of Mass.  The homily was preached by the Ordinary the Very Revd Mgr Keith Newton.


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