We were very fortunate today to have with us Bishop John Hine, Auxiliary Bishop of Southwark and Mgr Matthew Dickens the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Southwark.
Bishop John celebrated Mass and warmly welcomed the Ordinariate Group. His homily was truly inspiring. The Mass was animated by the traditional choir and they sang a beautiful setting in Latin and also the Ave Verum and the O Esca Viatorum.
After Mass the Bishop met the Group in the Parish Room. The meeting started with the Angelus and a presentation about the different ministries in the Church, especially the episcopate. Bishop Hine spoke to us about the work of the Archdiocese and once more made us feel welcome indeed. I speak for all present in saying how grateful we are for the care and support of Bishop John Hine.