The Parish of St John the Evangelist and St Andrew

The Parish of St John the Evangelist and St Andrew


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Cardinal Burke at Ramsgate

Posted by deal_ord on March 20, 2015 at 3:20 AM Comments comments (0)

On Monday 9th March, Raymond Cardinal Burke, Patron of the Order of Malta, presided at a pontifical high mass and preached on Christianity in England at the shrine church of St Augustine, Ramsgate.  The church was packed beyond seating capacity, with people standing four and at times five deep at the back and sides of the church. Fr Christopher, at Fr Marcus Holden's invitation assisted at the throne and the Victoria Consort sang Byrd's Mass for Five Voices and the Propers of the mass.

Commemoration of Blessed Roger Filcock 2015

Posted by deal_ord on March 9, 2015 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

A Procession left the school at 2.30pm with the relic of Blessed Roger FIlcock leading the way.  

Once inside St John's there was a service involving children from St Mary's School

Later, Vespers and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, with Bld Roger's relic present for intercessions, followed by Mass.

Extraordinary Form Mass

Posted by deal_ord on November 25, 2014 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The Thursday evening 6.30 mass which follows exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 6pm, will from 4th December be celebrated according to the Extraordinary Form on the first Thursday of each month.  Mass on the third Thursday is celebrated according to the Ordinariate Use, and the Novus Ordo on the other Thursdays.

Consecration Mass

Posted by deal_ord on July 13, 2014 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

At 11.30am on Saturday 12th July, Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark presided at a service of consecration and dedication of St John's church and the pontifical mass that followed. It is 80 years since St John's was built but  the church had never been consecrated.  This was a splendid service and a fitting marking of that 80th anniversary.

Archbishop Peter anoints the consecration crosses around the church.

A lighted brazier was placed on the newly anointed altar, after the relics had been deposited and Archbishop Peter imposed incense which had been specially bought from the Holy Land for the occasion.

After the Mass, a sumptuous lunch prepared by members of the parish was served in the Hall, at the end of which Archbishop Peter cut the celebration cake as a volley of fireworks erupted outside.

Maundy Thursday Mass

Posted by deal_ord on April 18, 2014 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (0)

The consecration

Vincent Cardinal Nichols

Posted by deal_ord on February 22, 2014 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Archbishop Vincent Nichols is made Cardinal by Pope Francis today in St Peter's Basilica, Rome, becoming the 11th Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster since the restoration of The Hierarchy in 1850. In the church of Sta Maria Sopra Minerva, Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor concelebrated mass for the intentions of Cardinal Nichols with a group of English bishops including our own Peter Smith, Archbishop of Southwark, and Mgr Keith Newton, Ordinary of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.

The Ordinariate welcomes a new member

Posted by deal_ord on December 20, 2013 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

At  a sung mass on Thursday 19th December, David Skinner was welcomed into the fullness of communion in the Catholic Church in the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. David's sponsor was his wife Driscelia(pictured above with David and Fr Christopher), and after the mass there was a reception at the back of church. A group picture of the three most recent members of the Deal Ordinariate Group was also taken - see below. Congratulations David!

Launch of Pipe Organ Project

Posted by deal_ord on November 24, 2013 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Today at parish masses in both churches, Fr Christopher launched an exciting new project to enrich the musical life of our parish. The plan involves moving St John's pipe organ to St Andrew's( where there is currently no instrument) and restoring some 1840s Holdich pipework to make a new/old organ at St John's.

Fr Christopher hopes that the parish will be able to raise the £12.5k needed to do this, in addition to a private donation pledge of the same sum, an investment in the project by the organ builders, F H Browne, and some fundriaisng that is to be carried out by applying to grant making bodies.

Donations can be made directly to Fr christopher, or using the donations page on this website. Thank you.


Corpus Christi 2013

Posted by deal_ord on June 5, 2013 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

More than 50 people attended all or part of the holy hour before the Blessed Sacrament at St John's, on Corpus Christi Sunday, taking part in the worldwide hour of prayer led by Pope Francis in Rome. The period of exposition concluded with choral Evening Prayer and Benediction, and followed a lovely parish mass in the morning at which four children made their First Holy Communion.

New member of the Ordinariate

Posted by deal_ord on April 3, 2013 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Maria Young was received into the full communion of the Catholic Church as a member of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham on Tuesday in Holy Week. It was a lovely and moving service, at which some friends sang Byrd's Mass for four voices and pieces of Tallis and Durufle.

Maria is pictured (centre) with Deacon Jed Watkins (left) and Fr Christopher Lindlar, Parish Administrator, and is flanked by her sponsors, Ruth Cooke and Richard Pond after the service.


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