Once I was a clever boy learning the arts of Oxford... is a quotation from the verses written by Bishop Richard Fleming (c.1385-1431) for his tomb in Lincoln Cathedral. Fleming, the founder of Lincoln College in Oxford, is the subject of my research for a D. Phil., and, like me, a son of the West Riding.

I have remarked in the past that I have a deeply meaningful on-going relationship with a dead fifteenth century bishop...
It was Fleming who, in effect, enabled me to come to Oxford and to learn its arts, and for that I am immensely grateful.


Thursday, 14 April 2011

Pro-Life Vigil in Twickenham on Saturday


The organiser of the Oxford Pro-Life witness has asked me to publicise the next vigil at the BPAS abortion facility, 15 Rosslyn Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TE1 2AR, which will be held this coming Saturday, April 16th.

It will start from St Margaret's Church, 130 St Margaret's Road, East Twickenham, TW1 1RL, and will be led by Bishop Alan Hopes, together with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal.

It has been arranged with full Police co-operation.

Times (approx) are as follows:

9.00am Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at St Margaret's Church
9.40am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
9.50am Prayerful and peaceful procession to the BPAS Abortion facility, carrying the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, with recitation of the Holy Rosary and hymns.
11.30am Return procession with prayers and hymns
12.00 noon Benediction
12.15pm Tea and get together. Please bring a packed lunch

Directions: St. Margaret’s Station, South-West Trains. St. Margaret’s Church is opposite the Station. By road – it is close to Chertsey and Twickenham Roads (A316) and Richmond Road (A305). There is ample carparking.

Please join us - you really do make all the difference, and please try to bring someone with you.

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