At the invitation of Bishop Alan Hopes, Fr Henry Whisenant, a young diocesan priest of the diocese of East Anglia, has taken up the role as Chaplain for the Extraordinary Form in a house with a privately-owned chapel – Our Lady Immaculate and St Edmund’s, Withermarsh Green. It is in the south-east corner of the diocese, south of Ipswich.
This is the first time a diocesan priest has been given such a role.
The Apostolate was launched with a Missa Cantata at 12noon on Saturday 15th August – the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Thereafter, Low Mass will be celebrated on Sundays at 10am.
Fr Whisenant told The Catholic Universe he was delighted with his new appointment, and welcomed parishioners from far and wide to attend. “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!” he advised.
Picture: Fr Henry’s on his way down Suffolk’s leafy lanes.