Ward of Corpus Christi, St Mary-the-Virgin, Kenton
Ward Superior: Fr Giles Pinnock SSC
Ward Secretary: Patricia Royle
What is the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament?
The Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament (CBS) was founded in 1862 as part of the Catholic Revival in the Church of England (CofE). Its aim was to be, first of all, a confraternity (brotherhood) of men and women praying and working for a greater devotion to Jesus Christ in the Eucharist and in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood. It is not confined to the CofE but has spread to many places within the Anglican Communion, especially in Great Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and parts of Africa. There is a separate, self-governing CBS in the USA.
Wherever possible, members of CBS meet together in local Wards for prayer, worship and mutual support under the guidance of a priest as Ward Superior.
The Ward of Corpus Christi
The Ward of Corpus Christi of CBS usually meets at St Mary-the-Virgin, Kenton, on the first Sunday of the month, following Benediction at 6.00pm. There will usually be an address by the Ward Superior or an invited speaker and refreshments will often be provided.
In conformity with the work of CBS the focus of the Ward meeting and address will be centred on devotion to and reverence for the Blessed Sacrament, recalling the CofE to its Catholic Faith and heritage, and restoration of the CofE to the full communion of the Catholic Church as the body of Christ.
For further information about CBS and the Ward of Corpus Christi, please speak to the Ward Superior or the Ward Secretary – the best opportunity for which is after the Parish Mass at 10.30am every Sunday – or visit the CBS web site: www.confraternity.org.uk