Monday, 14 July 2008

175th anniversary of the Oxford Movement.

A Day of Celebration and Prayer
On 14th July 1833 John Keble preached a sermon which was to start the Oxford movement in the Church of England. It was to have an effect beyond his imagining.
Today, here at St John's we join churches up and down the country in an hour of silent prayer to mark the 175th anniversary of the Oxford Movement and of the Catholic Revival in the Church of England. In fact we have three hours of silent prayer.

After Lauds, Mass was offered in thanksgiving for the Oxford Movement and also for our Seminarians. After Mass the Most Blessed Sacrament was exposed at 10am and people are present for silent prayer till noon. Another hour will be held tonight for those who work and are not able to make the morning.

The hour of silent prayer is supported by The Additional Curates Society, The Anglo-Catholic History Society, The Anglo-Catholic Ordination Candidates Fund, The Anniversary Trust, The Catholic League, The Church Union, The Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament, The Federation of Catholic Priests, Forward in Faith, The Guild of All Souls, The Guild of Servants of the Sanctuary, Pusey House, The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, The Society of Mary, The Society of the Holy Cross, The Society for the Maintenance of the Faith.

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