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Diocesan Pilgrimage July 14th 2018

Keep Saturday 14th July clear in your diaries for the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Binsey.

 The Diocesan Pilgrimage will take place on Saturday 14th July. Vladika Irenei will serve a Festal Hierachal Liturgy at  this traditional pilgrimage site in Binsey, just outside Oxford  and concluding with a moleben at St Margaret's Well in Binsey churchyard followed by a Diocesan Council meeting over lunch.  The pilgrimage will be centred upon St Frideswide, Patron Saint of Oxford. We will return to St Albans next year in 2019.

Meeting of the Bishop at 9.45 a.m.

Hierarchal Divine Liturgy at 10.00 a.m.

Moleben and blessing of the waters at 12:15 p.m.

Lunch / meeting of Diocesan Council approximately 1.30 p.m.

All enquiries to Fr Paul on 07926194031 or frpaulelliott@aol.com

Please note.  The Post Code of Binsey Church is OX2 0EX. There is very limited parking at Binsey itself. Fr Paul has discussed this with The Perch pub nearby. The coach from London will drop off and pick up at The Perch. There is then a 10 minute walk to the Church. The Perch is expecting us for lunch and hoping for good weather as it has a Garden Bar Snack menu throughout the summer. The Perch has facilities which can be used from 10:00. There are no facilities at Binsey Church. Matuska Elisabeth Tattum - Smith is gathering an informal choir for the pilgrimage. Please contact her if you can help at tattumsmith@gmail.com 

July Archpastoral Visitation

The next Archpastoral visitation of His Grace Bishop Irenei will be from 4th - 23rd July. Below is an outline confirmed visitations on that stay. 

  • 6th-8th: Commemorative Festivities of the Holy Royal Martyrs on the Isle of Wight.
  • Thursday 12th: Feast of Sts Peter & Paul:Venue to be announced.
  • Saturday 14th: DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE: To the miraculous well of St Margaret and St Frideswide in Binsey (near Oxford), with Divine Liturgy in the ancient church at 9.45 a.m. followed by moleben at the Holy Well. His Grace will chair a meeting of the Diocesan Council this day as well. At 5.00 p.m., Vigil at the Diocesan Cathedral.
  • Sunday 15th: 9.45 a.m.: Greeting and Hierarchical Divine Liturgy (10.00) at Dicoesan Cathedral.
  • Monday 16th: 6.00 p.m.: Vigil of the Feast (Diocesan Cathedral, lower Church).
  • Tuesday 17th: Feast of the Holy Royal Martyrs (Altar Feast of Cathedral lower Church): 9.00 a.m. Hierarchical Divine Liturgy of the Feast, followed by a luncheon in Cathedral Hall in honour of Feast and the 100th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of the Royal Family.
  • Wednesday 18th: Royal Martyrs Sts Elisabeth & Barbara: Hierarchical Divine Liturgy in Cathedral.
  • Saturday 21st: Kazan Icon of the Theotokos, the Altar Feast of the Cardiff Parish: 9.00 a.m. Hierarchical Divine Liturgy of the Feast in Cardiff.  Reception to follow Liturgy.
  • Sunday 22nd:Altar Feast of St Elisabeth, Wallasey: 9.45 greeting of the Bishop, 10:00 Hierarchical Divine Liturgy of the Feast in Wallasey, with Cross Procession and veneration of relics of St Elisabeth and St Barbara. A Garden Party will follow the Liturgy.

Spiritual talks will be scheduled during the visit. As ever, those wishing to meet formally with the Bishop are invited to contact the Diocesan Chancellor, Archpriest Paul Elliott, to have a meeting added to the calendar, or to approach Bishop Irenei directly during his visit to speak personally.

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