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Saturday 25 March
THE ANNUNCIATION
Mass at 11am
Since at least the fourth century, the Church
has celebrated on this festival the great day
of decision, when the blessed Virgin Mary
accepted the role that God had chosen for
her in His plan of redemption. From that
moment the Holy Child was conceived
within her, and the Virgin became the
bearer of God the Son, known as
‘Theotokos’ in the East and translated as
‘Mother of God’ in the West.


Sunday 26 March
Lent 4
Masses at 9am & 11am
Stations of the Cross at 10am
Evening Prayer at 5pm


Tuesday 28 March
Patrick Forbes and the Aberdeen
Doctors, Teachers
Mass at 7pm
Patrick Forbes was Bishop of Aberdeen
from 1618 to his death in 1635, a time of
upheaval for the Church in Scotland, with
Presbyterians and Episcopalians, radicals
and conservatives, contending to set the
future course of the national Church.
Bishop Forbes was noted for his kindliness
and godliness. As Chancellor of the University
of Aberdeen, and through his work
there, his name is associated with several
colleagues who have come to be called ‘the
Aberdeen Doctors’, and included among
them John Forbes, Professor of Divinity in
King’s College and second son of the
Bishop. They encouraged sound learning
and personal holiness, and in those partisan
times advocated harmony, tolerance and
mutual understanding. They opposed the
National Covenant, which abolished episcopacy
in Scotland. For refusing to subscribe
to it, John Forbes was deprived of his
professorship in 1639 and went into exile.


Wednesday 29 March
John Keble
Mass at 10am
Born in 1792, the son of a priest, Keble
showed early brilliance as a scholar and
became a fellow of Oriel College Oxford at
the age of only nineteen. He won great
praise for his collection of poems, ‘The
Christian Year’, issued in 1827, and was
elected Professor of Poetry in Oxford in
1831. By this time ordained, Keble became a
leader, along with John Henry Newman
and Edward Bouverie Pusey, of the Oxford
or Tractarian movement, which protested at
the threats to the Church from liberal
developments in both politics and theology.
The sermon entitled ‘National Apostasy’
that Keble preached in 1833 is reckoned as
the beginning of the movement that sought
to return the national Church to its catholic
heritage. In 1836 Keble left the University to
become a parish priest near Winchester,
although he continued to write scholarly
books and was praised for his gentle character
and spiritual counsel. He died, still in
the same parish, in 1866.

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Sunday 2 April
Lent 5
Passion Sunday
Masses at 9am & 11am
Stations of the Cross at 10am
Evening Prayer at 5pm


Tuesday 4 April
Feria
Mass at 7pm

Wednesday 5 April
Feria
Mass at 10am

Sunday 9 April
Palm Sunday
Masses at 9am & 11am
Stations of the Cross at 10am
Evening Prayer at 5pm


Monday 10 April
Monday in Holy Week
Mass at 7pm

Tuesday 11 April
Tuesday in Holy Week
Mass at 7pm

Wednesday 12 April
Wednesday in Holy Week
Mass at 10am
Tenebrae at 7pm

Thursday 13 April
Maundy Thursday
Mass at 7pm
Stripping of the Altar
Watch until Midnight

Friday 14 April
Good Friday
Matins & Litany at 9am
Solemn Liturgy at 3pm
Stations at 7pm

Saturday 15 April
Holy Saturday
Matins & Ante Communion at 9am
The Great Vigil & First Mass of Easter at 9pm

Sunday 16 April
EASTER SUNDAY
Masses at 9am &11am
NO Evening Prayer


Monday 17 April
Monday in Easter Week
Mass at 7pm

Tuesday 18 April
Tuesday in Easter Week
Mass at 7pm

Wednesday 19 April
Wednesday in Easter Week
Mass at 10am

Sunday 23 April
Easter 2
Masses at 9am & 11am
Evening Prayer at 5pm


Tuesday 25 April
St. Mark
Mass at 7pm

Wednesday 26 April
Albert Laurie
Mass at 10am

Sunday 30 April
Easter 3
Masses at 9am & 11am
Evening Prayer at 5pm


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