Anglican Catholic Church

Archdeacon Visits Devon

Picture 1998
Some of the happy congregation after Mass

Some of the happy congregation after Mass


Picture 1999
The parish priest and the Archdeacon in the al fresco vestry

The parish priest and the Archdeacon in the al fresco vestry


Picture 2000
The Archdeacon with the Mayor and Mayoress of South Molton

The Archdeacon with the Mayor and Mayoress of South Molton


Picture 2001
A superb buffet was organised for the faithful by Fr Michael. Two of the residents of Eastleigh Care homes were able to attend thanks to Tracey, one of the staff members

A superb buffet was organised for the faithful by Fr Michael. Two of the residents of Eastleigh Care homes were able to attend thanks to Tracey, one of the staff members


Picture 2002
Fr Ray with Deputy Matron Karen

Fr Ray with Deputy Matron Karen


Picture 2003
Fr Ray deep in conversation with Katherine

Fr Ray deep in conversation with Katherine


Picture 2004
Fr Michael with Alec

Fr Michael with Alec


The Archdeacon writes:

On Friday 12th and Saturday 13th July I carried out a Visitation to the Mission of St Benedict, South Molton, Devon for the occasion of their Patronal Festival. On Friday I spent some time with Fr Michael Clothier in a part of his â??parishâ?? where his ministry is highly valued â?? Eastleigh Care Homes. He spends many hours each week ministering to the residents with the Sacraments and social visits which bring great pleasure to those who live there. He is also highly thought of by the staff. Mass is regularly celebrated by him in both of the local care homes. It was an honour for me to receive such a warm welcome from everybody.

The following day we observed the Solemnity of St Benedict (transferred) with a Sung Mass at which I celebrated and preached. We were delighted to welcome the Mayor and Mayoress of South Molton, who have been very supportive of Fr Clothier, and some of the residents and staff of the care home whom I had met the previous day. Following the service we adjourned, amid soaring temperatures, to a room in the local library and enjoyed an excellent buffet and a good chat.

This far-flung outpost of the Diocese is in good hands!