The Sandgate Singers Choir singing in support in Storrington
‘Our Parish held our annual Christmas concert on 8th December at Our Lady of England church, presented by the Sandgate Singers. Under their Musical Direction Peter Allwood, they provided a splendid performance of traditional carols, readings and Christmas songs.
‘Audience numbers were down on previous years but their generosity was really wonderful. We are also indebted to the Chemin Neuf Community here at Storrington, for the use of their facilities.
‘During the interval, the parish’s CAFOD Support Group, served mulled wine and hot mince pies in the candle lit cloister, which was greatly enjoyed by audience and choir alike.
‘Final figures are not yet available but thanks to everyone who contributed, we are hoping to be able to give at least £950 for Connect2: El Salvador and our friends in Puentecitos.’
We would like to add our thanks to Trevor, the CAFOD group, the Sandgate Singers, the Parish and the Chemin Neuf Community for their support. If you wanted to hold an event in your parish or school, see our Events Toolkits.
Archbishop Oscar Romero challenged those in power in El Salvador and stood up for social justice. He paid the ultimate price for his bravery and was assassinated in 1980. He was beatified earlier this year, the year that would have seen his 100th birthday. He was, and still is, an inspiration for CAFOD and for the people of El Salvador.
A new play about Romero by RISE Theatre is currently on a national tour. The play has already inspired several parishes in the diocese and will arrive in Worth on Saturday 13 January. It is accompanied by an original sound track and brings the story of Oscar Romero to life with explosive energy and passion. Click here for further details and to buy tickets.
If you are interesting in attending and bringing friends, families or young people and want to find out more about the life and legacy of Oscar Romero, have a look at our Romero resources. These include a Video Wall in Spanish ideal for learning Spanish as a Foreign Language (MFL), assemblies, liturgies, animations and our beautiful Oscar Romero prayer card, which contains interesting information about Oscar Romero, along with a number of prayers.
Our Lady of England in Storrington
We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the Parish of Our Lady of England in Storrington for hosting our Memorial Mass this year. Every year we hold this Mass to remember and pray for supporters, volunteers, friends and loved ones who have passed away.
On Saturday the 4th of November we made it through the torrential rain and gathered in the beautiful church in Storrington. Around twenty people came to celebrate and remember with us and Fr Charles led us through a beautiful liturgy with music, readings and prayers suitable for the occasion.