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Saturday, 20 June 2009

Solemn High Mass for Ss John Fisher & Thomas More

St John Fisher RC Church
West Heath, Birmingham
Thursday, 9th July 2009 at 7pm

(followed by Buffet Dinner)

Fr George Grynowski would like to welcome everyone to a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Use of the Roman Rite at his Parish Church in West Heath, South Birmingham, for its Patronal feast (which differs in the old calender and therefore gives his parishioners the chance to celebrate it twice!) From the website:

Dominating the 45 bus terminus at West Heath, Birmingham is the Catholic Church of St. John Fisher. Even though it rises from below road level, the lofty octagonal building is impressive from every angle, even from the nearby Lickey Hills. The predominant feature is a large octagonal dome surmounted by a large bronze cross. This copper dome has now toned to a soft green tint, a pleasing contrast to the honey coloured brickwork. Over the main entrance the large statue of St. John Fisher offers a blessing to all who enter, pass by or are waiting for the bus!

Parish of St. John Fisher, West Heath was founded on 30th September 1956. The first parish priest, Fr. Philip Smith, celebrated Mass at Turves Green School and later at Archbishop Masterson School for Girls. Work on the new church building commenced on 5th March 1962 with Fr. Smith cutting the first sod. The foundation stone was laid by Archbishop Grimshaw on 25th June that year.The church was opened on 31st March 1964 and consecrated by Archbishop Dwyer on 22nd June 1972, the [new rite] feast of St. John Fisher.

I hope you will be able to attend and support this great celebration, but also important initiative: a Traditional Latin Mass in a Parish outside the Oratory! The fruits of Summorum Pontificum, and the Holy Father's wish for the faithful to benefit from the full riches of this Mass will, God willing, be more and more abundant as time goes by! In "not some, but all" Catholic Parishes! (to quote Cardinal Castrillon de Hoyos!)

Directions to St John Fisher, West Heath
1 Cofton Road,
West Heath
West Midlands
B31 3QT

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ive visited this church for weddings and it had a wonderful liturgie baladchino and altar rails I look forward to seeing the photos also Fr George was very kind to my family in Kings Heath and Im very grateful to him hope all goes well

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