Saturday, October 27, 2007

Pope's Representative Visits Newman House

His Excellency the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Faustino Sainz Muñoz, presided over a celebration of Vespers at Newman House Chaplaincy (111 Gower Street) on Wednesday 24th October. Bishops Alan Hopes and Bernard Longley were also in attendance.

After Vespers there was an opportunity for a number of the students to meet with the Nuncio. This was followed by a very festive dinner attended by most of the former Senior Chaplains since the House was bought by Cardinal Heenan in 1966.

This event marks the end of a series of celebrations to mark the 40th Anniversary Year. The Celebrations began in November 2006 with the visit of Cardinal Francis Arinze to celebrate the Academic Mass

A wonderful time was had by all, and we were delighted to welcome the Nuncio, the Bishops and the former Senior Chaplains to be with us.

(from left to right: Canon Patrick Davies,
Fr David Barnes, Bishop Alan Hopes, Mgr James Overton, H.E. The Papal Nuncio, Bishop Bernard Longley, Fr Peter Wilson, and Mr Bruce Kent).

Since 1966 the Senior Chaplains have been:

Bruce Kent 1966-74
Francis Hegarty 1974 - 1980 (deceased)
Patrick Davies 1980-87
David Barnes 1987-92
James Overton 1992-1998
Jeremy Fairhead 1998-2002
Peter Wilson 2002 -

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