Confraternity of Catholic Clergy


Statement by the Rector of the Confraternity
Father Peter Edwards
concerning the erection of an
Oratory-in-Formation at Bournemouth


2016 Autumn Colloquium

N a t i o n a l   S h r i n e   o f   O u r   L a d y   o f   M o u n t   C a r m e l
Ay l e s f o r d P r i o r y  |  T h e F r i a r s  |  Ay l e s f o r d  |  K e n t  |  ME 2 0 7BX
3 – 4   N o v e m b e r   2 0 1 6

This year’s conference takes place in the beautiful and historic setting of Aylesford Priory in Kent, the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Speakers include 

Fr Jerome Bertram
of the Oxford Oratory,
who will speak on Holy Orders

Dom Mark Kirby
Prior of Silverstream Monastery,
Stamullen, County Meath, Ireland,
who will speak on the Liturgy as “Wellspring of Life”

Fr Guy de Gaynesford
Rector of the School of the
Annunciation, Buckfast Abbey,
Who will speak on the New Evangelization. 

Bishop Bishop Paul Mason, (Auxiliary Bishop of Southwark for the Kent area) will join us during the Colloquium, and will celebrate Holy Mass on the Thursday. 

Further details...



In response to Pope Benedict XVI’s ‘Year for Priests’, and on the Memoria of St Paul of the Cross* (19th October 2010), Priests of various southern dioceses, with the good wishes and encouragement of others from elsewhere in Britain, voted unanimously to found the British Province of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy for the sanctification and support of Priests, and in promotion of authentic Priestly life, holiness and mission by

Fidelity          Formation          Fraternity



* St Paul of the Cross prayed for the conversion of England and founded the Passionists, whose Blessed Dominic Barbari greatly influenced Blessed John Henry Newman, and Received him into the Church. The British Province of the Confraternity was founded in direct response to Pope Benedict’s ‘Year for Priests’, his State Visit to Britain, and his Beatification of Blessed John Henry Newman.

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