Chesterton said, “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.”


On Wednesday 23rd June, Vigil of the Solemnity of St John the Baptist, there will be Solemn First Vespers, and Veneration of the Relic of St John the Baptist, Patron of the Order.  This will be at 6.30pm in the Conventual Church.

The next evening, that is, Thursday 24th June, the Feast of St John the Baptist, there will be High Mass at 6.30pm in the Conventual Church, for which we shall be joined by staff and patients of the Hospital, for whom it is also the Patronal Festival.  There will be a drinks Reception in Fortescue House afterwards to which all are welcome.

The celebrant on both days will be Monsignor Antony Conlon, Conventual Chaplain ad honorem, Chaplain to the Grand Priory.

At 7.30pm on 23rd June there is a Bowling Evening to raise money for the Pilgrimage to Walsingham in September.  It will be possible for those who attend Vespers to arrive at All Star Bowling, Whiteleys, Porchester Gardens W2, by 7.45pm if they would like to support this very worthwhile event.