Thursday, 1 March 2012

Golden Jubilee for Seaford Parishioner

Christopher pictured below his gift to the Parish of the Risen Christ
Seaford Parish reports: "A  parishioner at St Thomas More's, Seaford, East Sussex has just  thrown a party to mark the 50th anniversary of his conversion to the  Catholic Church from the Church of England. Christopher McOustra was received into the church on February 10 1962 by Canon Alfonso de Zulueta, Parish Priest at Our Most Holy Redeemer and St Thomas More, Chelsea.

The party - The first time anybody has ever thrown a party to mark the 50th anniversary of their conversion - took place in the church hall after Mass celebrated by the parish priest, Father Paul Jennings. Over 100 people were present.

To mark the occasion, Christopher presented the parish with a wall-mounted figure, The Risen Christ crowned as Priest, Prophet and King, which is now displayed in the church hall.

"For the Church of England I have fond memories and lasting gratitude. There are so many Christian riches in the Anglican Church. Six of my best and dearest friends are Anglicans. But all the Christian riches of the Anglican Church put together cannot match the fullness one finds in full Communion with Rome," he says.

Christopher McOustra has written a book on Catholic Social Teaching, 'Love In The Economy', and has led pilgrimages in honour of Ste Jeanne d'Arc and St Thomas More. He is Co-Promoter of the Stations of the Resurrection in the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton."

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