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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.