Diary October 2019

Date Day Event Location 01.10 Tue 0830 Mass live broadcast Brighton Oratory 1000 Breaking Fast fellowship & pastoral surgery Roedean 1130 Rough Sleepers Non-UK Network Forum Hove Town Hall 02.10 Wed 0830 Mass live broadcast Brighton Oratory 1000 Breaking Fast fellowship & pastoral surgery The Hub 1000-1300 Homeless Drop in The Hub 1500-1700 Modern Slavery…

Diary September 2019

Date Day Event Location 01.09 Sun 0830 Mass live broadcast Brighton Oratory 1000 Breaking Fast Roedean 02.09 Mon 0830 Mass live broadcast Brighton Oratory 1000 Breaking Fast London Rd PM Discernment Interviews Chancery 03.09 Tue 0830 Mass live broadcast Brighton Oratory 1000 Breaking Fast Rodean PM Pastoral Counselling Brighton & Hove 04.09 Wed 0830 Mass…

Standing Together

On Monday, July 29th Metropolitan Jerome co-hosted with Cllr Alexandra Phillips, MEP and Mayor of Brighton & Hove, a luncheon at Brighton Town Hall in the Mayor’s Parlour for clergy and representatives of the city’s Faith communities. The lunch was to introduce the “Standing Together” project, sponsored by the City Council as part of the…

In review…

As I prepare for an episcopal visitation to France and a much needed vacation, I’m reminded of a frequent question I’m asked… “what do you do” or, as often family phrase it, “what have you been up to”? I usually brush off such enquiries with “oh, this and that” but today I’ve given it some…

Pentecost Ordinations 2019

On Saturday, June 8th while offering the Divine Liturgy for the Vigil of Pentecost at the Brighton Oratory, UK, Metropolitan Jerome admitted by tonsure into the clerical state Bro. Juniper n/CDC and Dr Robert Wilson. The following day, Pentecost Sunday during Mass, His Grace ordained Bro Juniper and Dr Wilson to the minor orders of…

Celebrating Faith in Action 2019

On Thursday, June 6th the anniversary of the D-Day Landings, Metropolitan Jerome hosted the multi-faith event “Celebrating Faith in Action” during National Volunteers Week. The event took place in Brighton’s iconic Open Market, enabling faith led or inspired community and social action projects to advertise, inform and engage the general public about their work. The…

Brighton Iftar 2019

On Sunday, June 2nd, Metropolitan Jerome attended the Dialogue Society‘s annual Iftar Dinner at the Grand Hotel, Brighton. The dinner in partnership with Brighton and Hove City Council, Community Works, Trust for Developing Communities, Brighton and Hove Interfaith Contact Group, and the Brighton and Hove Muslim Forum was titled “Unity within Diversity”. During the table…

Cherubs interview

Local journalist, Russell Higham recently interviewed The Brighton Oratory’s, Father Jerome for Sussex Life Magazine. Focussing on Father’s work with the homeless and particularly “Cherubs Kitchen“, Russell visited “The Hub” homeless drop-in partnered with the Salvation Army at Brighton Congress Hall where Father leads the kitchen team and a faithful band of volunteers host and…

A message for the New Year 2019

As Primus of the Orthodox Old Roman Catholic Communion. Metropolitan Jerome recorded the following message for the New Year 2019. The Orthodox Old Roman Catholic Communion consists of those historical, orthodox and canonical jurisdictions continuing the Western expression of the Catholic Faith perpetuated and preserved by the primitive See of Utrecht. Through the polity and…

Blog: Health & Homelessness II

The true benefit of a conference such as that organised by Arch and Frontline Network yesterday, aside from the opportunity to network and meet contacts, is the opportunity to reflect, take stock and renew perspective. “Familiarity breeds contempt” as they say and even the most experienced and compassionate in frontline work, can lose perspective, forget……