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……

Blog: Health & Homelessness

After blogging the Mass Propers, offering the Breviary and before retiring to my bed last night, snow was falling on Brighton and Sussex. The windchill factor was subzero and the originally forecast rain was coming down as great fluffy snowflakes. As one does these days, I immediately took a photo and posted it to my…

Celebrating Faith 2018

Sunday, November 18th the Celebrating Faith 2018 event organised by Brighton & Hove Faith in Action took place at Hove Town Hall. This annual event is an opportunity for the faith community within the City of Brighton & Hove to come together and celebrate the various social welfare and community development projects they are engaged…