Chrism Masses

Posted on the 14th Mar 2014 in the category Resources

The Bishop writes:


Having begun our annual pilgrimage towards the celebration of Our Lord's death and resurrection, I send my love and greetings to you all the clergy and people of the Ebbsfleet episcopal area, and my prayers that this season will bring us closer to the reality of Christ's love and self-giving for us, so that, being drawn closer to his cross, we shall be more open to the Holy Spirit enabling us to share that love in the world.  


It is a journey that finds its goal, as always, in the precious celebrations of Holy Week, among them the Chrism Mass when all the clergy – serving and retired – gather to renew their promise to serve Christ and his people, and the holy oils that we shall use in the coming year are blessed.  I hope very much that, despite the travel involved, we’ll ‘not neglect to meet together, but gather to encourage one another’ (Hebr 10.25) and celebrate the priestly service of the whole Church.”


Three Chrism Masses are being prepared:


at Bristol Cathedral (by kind permission of the Dean and Chapter)

on Saturday 12 April, at 12.00 noon


at Birmingham Cathedral (by kind permission of the Dean and Chapter)

on Tuesday 15 April, at 11.30 am


at St Peter’s, Plymouth

on Wednesday 16 April, at 7.00 pm