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Our new chaplain
  
After 13 months without a permanent Chaplain, we’re in business again!!  The Trustees  of the Community met on February 20th, and after interviewing a prospective candidate,  were unanimous in agreeing that he should be appointed.  This is none other than our  very own….Fr. CHRISTOPHER STERRY.

Fr Christopher will be inducted as Chaplain to the Beauchamp Community on Wednesday 8th May at 4.00pm by the Bishop of Worcester.  All are welcome to join us for this auspicious occasion.
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Holding the Fort!
Fr John has done a magnificent job as Acting Chaplain over the last year and his final Mass in office will be on Sunday 5th May at 11.00.   Pease come and join us for this special occasion, with drinks in the Great Hall after the service.

Fr John will of course continue to live in the Beauchamp Community and continue to celebrate Mass on a regular basis.  We wish him a happy second retirement!


The Commissioning of our Ikon

Icons are Sacred Art.  They are not for display in a corridor or on a staircase wall and admired for the sake of it, but have a much deeper  liturgical significance.  As part of the liturgy, Icons are there to help us draw closer to God.  
 
To this end, and almost a year ago, our church commissioned an Icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Child from Br Michael, a monk at Mucknell Abbey.  Each day Br Michael worked on the Icon he prayed for our community and church.      Our prayers are also with Br Michael who broke his spine in a fall at the Abbey and is now confined to a wheel chair, yet from this adversity he has discovered this great God-given gift.
 
Completed a few weeks ago, the Icon of ‘Our Lady of Tenderness’ was dedicated on Wednesday in the chapel at Mucknell Abbey by The Rt. Rev. Michael Hooper, Honorary Assistant Bishop to the Diocese of Worcester with due solemnity but also with great simplicity.  All those who attended were deeply moved by the service and the Icon itself.
 
This was a also great act of witness by the community and church as almost 30 people attended the Dedication Mass then watched the Icon being carefully transported back to St Leonard’s.
 
Br Michael, in his own quiet and unassuming way, says this is his finest work to date and with this we wholeheartedly concur – a powerful image of rare beauty which will help draw us closer to God.
  

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