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Investiture of Roland Hayes KSG

Most Rev Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, invested Roland Hayes as a Knight of St. Gregory on 27th February 2022 in the chapel of the Saint Barnabas Society in Oxford. Angie Hayes, Roland’s wife was also present at the ceremony.

Presentation to Roland Hayes
Archbishop Longley with Roland and Angie Hayes
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Investiture of Tom Allen KSG

The presentation to Tom Allen KSG took place in the meeting room adjoining St Pancras Church in Lewes, East Sussex, at a Trustees meeting. It was conferred by the Rt. Rev Richard Moth, Bishop of Arundel and Brighton on 22nd February 2022.

Presentation to Tom Allen
Bishop Moth and Tom Allen
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Investiture of Neville Kyrke-Smith KSG

Neville Kyrke-Smith KSG, National Director of Aid to the Church in Need (UK), received the papal award of Saint Gregory the Great during a Mass on 2nd December 2021, at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Sutton, celebrated by the Most Rev. John Wilson, Archbishop of Southwark.

Neville Kyrke-Smith KSG
Neville Kyrke-Smith KSG with the archbishop and others
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Investiture of Veronica Fulton DSG

H.E. Cardinal Vincent Nichols invested Dr Veronica Fulton as a Dame of St Gregory on 10th October 2021 at our Lady of Grace and St Edward’s parish church in Chiswick.

Investiture of Veronica Fulton
Fr Dunne, Veronica Fulton and Cardinal Nichols with sponsors Andy Cole and Mary Maxwell. Photo by Marcin Mazur.

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Award Presented to David Todd KSG

David Todd KSG was presented with his award in July 2019 on his retirement as Headteacher of St. Peter’s School, Bournemouth. The award was made at an outdoor Mass.

David Todd KSG being presented with his award
Head boy and Head girl presenting the award
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Investiture of Hugh Davies KSS

Hugh Davies KSS received his Papal award in Northampton Cathedral from the Rt. Rev. Bishop David Oakley, Bishop of Northampton on 23rd October 2021.

Hugh surrounded by Bishop Oakley and Bishop Emeritus Peter Doyle
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Investiture of Alan Sendall KSG

Alan Sendall KSG received his Papal award from the Rt. Rev. Bishop Philip Egan at Bishop’s House Portsmouth with the Diocesan Trustees and Diocesan Finance Council.

Bishop Egan with Alan and his wife, Hilary
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Annual Dinner 2021

Our annual dinner took place on Thursday 7th October in the Vincent Rooms, Vincent Square. The evening started with Mass at 5.30pm in Westminster Cathedral, celebrated by our Honorary President, Cardinal Vincent Nichols. We were honoured to be allowed to process into the Cathedral in our robes and uniforms, to our reserved seats before Mass began. As it was a Thursday evening we had the privilege of hearing the full choir of cantors and choristers sing the Missa prima: sexti toni-Croce and Stravinsky’s Ave Maria during Mass.

After Mass we walked the short distance to the Vincent Rooms where we enjoyed a splendid dinner of beautifully flavoured smoked salmon followed by  delicious breast of guinea fowl.

HE Cardinal Nichols was our Guest of Honour at the dinner. There was a vibrant, joyful atmosphere to the evening. Here is a selection of photographs which reflect that.

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Portsmouth Diocese Celebration 2021

The 29th Annual Celebration for the Papal Knights and Dames of the Portsmouth Diocese took place on  Wednesday 15th September at the Church of St Edward, Windsor.

Mass was celebrated by Canon David Hopgood assisted by Mgr. Canon James Cronin and was attended by visiting Knights and Dames from the Archdioceses of Westminster and Southwark and from the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton. A number also followed online.

Mass was followed by a very tasty buffet lunch in the parish centre which provided  a wonderful opportunity for friends old and new to catch up with each other.. Donations from the lunch, amounting to £215, were sent to Stella Maris in memory of Captain Anthony Brindle KSG who died in May.

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Investiture of Dr William Loschert KSG

Dr William Loschert KSG received his Papal award from H.E. Archbishop Claudio Ugerotti, Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain. The ceremony took place at Brompton Oratory on 19 March 2021.