Wednesday, 30 January 2013

New Priest in Post at Our Lady's, Storrington

The Church of Our Lady of England, Storrington
There has been a period of change at Our Lady of England parish in Storrington, West Sussex. For various reasons the community of priests of the Norbertine Order, who had been here since 19th century, have moved on and the care for the parish passed onto the diocese. The Norbertine house at Chelmsford helped during the interregnum, but eventually the shutters went up at the Monastery in November of last year.   
Fr Con Foley

Bishop Kieran was able to provide the parish with a Diocesan priest,who joined them just before Christmas. A parishioner said "Father Con Foley, a young and most energetic person, soon proved himself to be an inspiration to young and older parishioners alike."

He carried on "His undoubted ability to reach the minds of others came when a Parish Meeting was called on the day of The Epiphany. Previous gatherings of this kind would normally attract minimal levels of attendance. On this occasion, however, the church hall was full to capacity and refreshments afterwards added a social theme also. More important, Father Con was a most convincing voice as we set about re-establishing our future."

We wish both Fr Con and the parish all the best for the future.

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