The Catholic League, founded by Henry Fynes Clinton in 1913 to promote Catholic-Anglican unity, is keeping its centenary by marking the Foundation Day at The Assumption Warwick Street and Inauguration Day at St Magnus.
Foundation Day on Tuesday 2 July starts at The Assumption with tea from 5pm followed by a lecture at 6pm by Fr John Hunwicke called ‘Gregory Dix and the Necessity of the Papacy’.
At 7pm there is Solemn Sung Mass (Roman Catholic) celebrated by The Rt Revd Keith Newton, (Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. The church is now in the care of the Ordinariate. Catholic League president Fr Michael Rear will be the preacher.
Inauguration Day on Saturday 6 July starts with Solemn Sung Mass (Anglican) at St Magnus in the City at noon celebrated by the founder’s successor Philip Warner. The preacher is Canon Robin Ward, Principal of St Stephen’s House.
At 2.30pm Judge Michael Yelton will speak on ‘The Quest for Unity – 100 Years of the Catholic League’.