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Transform for Advent, Christ the King, Franciscans

Latest news from the Diocese of East Anglia includes a Transform For Advent retreat, a Christ the King celebration, and a new Minister for Youth and Families.

The Diocesan Youth Service will be running a Transform for Advent weekend this month for young adults at Clare Priory.

Be transformed this Advent with powerful talks, contemporary music and passionate prayer in the stunning surroundings of Clare Priory on the Suffolk-Essex border. 

Transform for Advent will run from Friday December 9 to Sunday December 11 and is for young people aged 16 – 30. It is organised jointly by the Diocesan Youth Service and the community of Clare Priory.

 Among the speakers will be Fr Stefan Park and Fr Gladson Gabre.

The programme will include interactive workshops, Mass, Adoration, World Youth Day meetings, testimonies, as well as good food and free time.

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On the Solemnity of Christ the King parishioners from St Pancras in Ipswich spent time in Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament. As the 11am Mass drew to a close, Our Lord was enthroned on the altar amid an extravagance of candles and flowers in honour of His Universal Kingship.

Parishioners came to spend time before Him in silent homage as well as to place their needs, the needs of those who are dear to them, and the needs of the Church and the world, at His feet. The afternoon’s adoration concluded with Benediction at 5pm. 

Brigid Rawlinson, a Secular Franciscan from St Benet’s Parish, Beccles has been elected as National Minister for Youth and Families at the National Elective Chapter of the Secular Franciscan Order of Great Britain, which was held at High Leigh Conference Centre on the weekend of October 14-16.  The elected councillors serve a three-year term. 

Brigid is a member of the Pax et Bonum Fraternity based in Norwich which meets at St George’s Church, Sprowston Road, on the first Sunday of the month at 4pm.

Pictured below is the Christ the King celebration at St Pancras.