Saturday, 6 January 2018

Burns' Night 2018

We are planning to celebrate Burns’ Night again this coming year - for practical reasons, a little after the actual date -
ours will take place on Friday 2nd March
starting at 7.30pm. 

This has been an excellent evening over past years with all the traditional Scottish ceremony and traditions associated with the evening - though you don’t need to be Scots to come along!  
Tickets are just £25 per head 
which is terrific value considering all you get.

The event is to raise Charitable Funds, so come along and support it whilst having a great evening’s fun.

Have a look at last year's festivities by clicking here.


Traditional  Piping in o’ the Haggis.
A Tartan sash for each of the Ladies.
 A cocktail on arrival.
Three-course traditional Burns’ Night Fare consisting of:
Scotch Broth
Haggis wi’ Bashit Neeps & Champit Tatties
Pudding of Clootie Dumpling.
Wine with the meal.

  Whisky for the various toasts
 The address to the Haggis
 The Toast to the Lassies
  The Reply from the Lassies
“Entertainments” in song & verse in keeping with the evening. 
Tickets available from Fr Simon Henry at St Catherine's
or via the Secretary, Chev. Anthony Dickinson. 

Everyone welcome.

Dress: - Black Tie and Dinner Jacket - or suit and tie.

Equivalent for Ladies.

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Boigny Investiture

 The Grand Priory
The present Chateau.

The Church at Boigny.
After the Christian forces were expelled from the Holy Land, Boigny was the first commandery given to the Order of St Lazarus in France by King Philip IV in 1308. The chateau, church and lands, though no longer in the possession of the Order, still bear those historical links.

Capitular of Orleáns and Grand Capitular of the Order, Philippe Jourdain, explains the battle honours of the Order before Mass.
Two of our British Chaplains, Fr Mark Lawler and Fr Simon Henry, Chaplain to the Grand Magistry, had the privilege of attending the  Investiture Mass at the ancient church in Boigny.

 The Grand Prior in France, Prince Charles-Philippe d'Orléans, duc d'Anjou, 
conducting the Investiture.

Père Claude Girault, Chaplain in Orleáns, was the celebrant of the Mass.

A Luncheon followed, as always in the Order, most convivial.