Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Charity Burns' Night Supper

Once again this year the Grand Priory kept a Scottish themed evening, raising funds for SUROL
our charity in Sri Lanka (under the patronage of Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith)
which assists those affected by leprosy.

Pictured above are three of our newest members who eschewed the usual type of dressing up aprons to soldier away in the kitchen, serving up the traditional fare of Haggis with Neeps and Tatties.
Active members prepared to role their sleeves up are a great asset to the Grand Priory and its work.

The evening was hosted by our Grand Prior, Chev. Anthony Dickinson (centre)
here sharing a joke with the Much Honoured Baron of Horsbrugh, Michael Chenery


The evening has so far raised about £400 for SUROL.

Chancellor HE Matthew Jackson raises a toast with a whisky filled quaich.












Monday, 4 February 2019

Congratulations to Bishop Robert Byrne

Congratulations to Bishop Robert Byrne. 
It is announced that he will move from being Auxiliary Bishop in Birmingham to become Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle. 

We offer our prayers for his ministry 
in a the great diocese of St Cuthbert and St Aidan. 

Picture above, celebrating Mass for the Grand Priory of Great Britain at the Oratory in Manchester.

Bishop Byrne with the Grand Master and our own Chev. Liam Hackett.


Monday, 21 January 2019

Henri d'Orléans. Requiscat in pace.


The death was announced today of Henri Philippe Pierre Marie d'Orléans,
Henri d'Orléans, Count of Paris, Duke of France.

The Grand Prior of Great Britain and all the members of the Grand Priory of Great Britain extend their condolences to his family and offer their prayers for the repose of his soul.

Requiescat in Pace.


Monday, 14 January 2019

Charity Burns Night 2019



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 15th February
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.


OUR EVENING...

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.
Kilts optional!