Carmelite News Autumn 2021

 Formation of a new Secular Carmelite Community in Lincoln


The Nottingham Secular Carmelite Community Group (St Elizabeth of the Trinity) was canonically established in 2012 with the permission of our then Bishop, Malcolm McMahon OP.  Since then, many people have been welcomed to explore Carmelite spirituality and contemplation, and to study the great saints of Carmel.

With increasing numbers and with some members travelling considerable distances to meetings, we have decided to establish a new group in Lincoln (St John of the Cross), meeting at Our Lady of Lincoln on the third Saturday of the month, 10am-4pm (by kind permission of the parish priest, Fr John St. John). The first meeting will be Saturday 16th October.

We are delighted that one of our long-term members, Sandra Buck, has taken on the responsibility of leading this group supported by Deacon James Hunter and Victor Burton. The group will also be supported by our Formation Director, Heather Ward.

Nottingham President, Martin Hopkinson, wrote to Bishop Patrick McKinney to update him on our work and to ask for his blessings and prayers,  which he was pleased to give.

The Lincolnshire members will be very much missed by the Nottingham Group, but we will keep in contact, support each other, and occasionally have joint meetings. We welcome the opportunity to make Carmelite spirituality and the secular way of life more widely known and available in our Diocese.

Our Lady of Lincoln pray for us.

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