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The Installation of Bishop Ralph on Live Feed
If you are unable to attend the Installation of Bishop Ralph Heskett, you are cordially invited to view it on a live video stream on the Cathedral Church of St Marie's website.
It will be shown live on the Thursday 10th of July at 11 AM.
Bishop Ralph Heskett, the new Bishop of Hallam
20 May 2014
I am delighted to be able to tell you that it will be announced in Rome at noon today, 11.00 am our time that
Bishop Ralph Heskett, Bishop of Gibraltar,
has been appointed the third Bishop of Hallam.
He is a Redemptorist Priest who has preached Missions all over England but who has also been a Parish Priest in big parishes in Liverpool and in London. I have known him for very many years.
His CV reads as follows:
The Right Reverend Ralph Heskett CSsR is the Catholic Bishop of Gibraltar. Born in Sunderland in March 1953, Bishop Heskett was ordained to the Priesthood on 10 July 1976. From 1987 – 1990 he was Superior of the Redemptorist Community of Kinnoull, Perth, Scotland and Director of Missions.
Bishop Heskett served the Archdioceses of Liverpool and Southwark, first as Superior of the Redemptorist Community, and the Parish of Our Lady of the Annunciation, Bishop Eton, Liverpool. In 1999 he was appointed Parish Priest of St Mary’s Clapham in South London where he remained until 2008.
He then returned to Bishop Eton, Liverpool, to supervise the formation of Postulants, to preach Parish Missions and to give Parish Retreats.
On 10 July 2010 he was ordained the seventh Bishop of Gibraltar, one hundred years after the first.
I commend him to your prayers and I have no doubt at all that you will welcome him with great warmth and will rejoice with me at his appointment.
"Our participation in Mass is completed by our participation in action, in the mission of the Church" said Bishop John when discussing the Year of Faith. Faith and action are inextricably linked in the Pope's vision for the Year of Faith and indeed this reflects the thoughts of James the apostle and many of the Old Testament prophets. Not for nothing did this Third Assembly of the Diocese of Hallam present reflections of two aspects of Christian life, Spirituality and Mission.
Those who were present for the gatherings over three Saturdays and those who were unable to attend will benefit from reading the following resume of the two sessions.
A Brief History
Formed 30th May 1980 by the division of the Dioceses of Leeds and Nottingham and consisting of the County of South Yorkshire, parts of the High Peak and Chesterfield Districts of Derbyshire, and the District of Bassetlaw in Nottinghamshire under the patronage of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
How honest are you?
On Sunday 8 July at the 1830 Mass in St Mathew's Carver Street where the Cathedral parish has been 'out-of-residence' since September Bishop John gave a homily drawing our understanding of prophetic witness and utterance into a new vein.
A message from Bishop John
Welcome to the revised website of the Diocese of Hallam, launched only a few weeks after the historic visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the United Kingdom.
The website gives a snapshot of our diocese. It is full of information concerning parish and religious communities, diocesan services, organisations, schools and events. This website, however, is more than just information. It reminds us of the resources we have for the mission of the Church in the world around us. Our mission is to be the Body of Christ in the world. We seek to be a prayerful community of love, whose presence serves and proclaims the Good News.
Whether you are a frequent visitor to our site or have come across it for the first time, thank you for visiting us. We trust you will find all the information presented here to be of interest to you.
May God bless us all