At the invitation of Bishop Alan Hopes, Fr Henry Whisenant, a young diocesan priest of the Diocese of East Anglia, is about to take up the role of Chaplain for the Extraordinary Form based in a house with a privately-owned chapel in the south east corner of the diocese, south of Ipswich: Our Lady Immaculate and St Edmund’s, Withermarsh Green. This is the first time a diocesan priest has been given such a role and is an exciting development.
This Apostolate will be launched with a Missa Cantata at 12 noon on Saturday, 15th August – the Assumption of the BVM. Thereafter, Low Mass will be celebrated on Sundays at 10am.
A brief illustrated history of Withermarsh Green has been written for The Suffolk Churches website.
Fr Henry writes: 'To find the church, type in the postcode for The Presbytery, Withermarsh Green (CO6 4TA), be prepared for some tiny, winding roads, and look out for the Vatican flag peeking over the hedge!’
Picture: Fr Henry Whisenant proclaiming the Gospel at High Mass in the Chapel of Reconciliation, Walsingham at the end of the LMS Pilgimage in 2017. © John Aron.