Cherubs interview

Local journalist, Russell Higham recently interviewed The Brighton Oratory’s, Father Jerome for Sussex Life Magazine. Focussing on Father’s work with the homeless and particularly “Cherubs Kitchen“, Russell visited “The Hub” homeless drop-in partnered with the Salvation Army at Brighton Congress Hall where Father leads the kitchen team and a faithful band of volunteers host and…

A message for the New Year 2019

As Primus of the Orthodox Old Roman Catholic Communion. Metropolitan Jerome recorded the following message for the New Year 2019. The Orthodox Old Roman Catholic Communion consists of those historical, orthodox and canonical jurisdictions continuing the Western expression of the Catholic Faith perpetuated and preserved by the primitive See of Utrecht. Through the polity and…

Blog: Health & Homelessness II

The true benefit of a conference such as that organised by Arch and Frontline Network yesterday, aside from the opportunity to network and meet contacts, is the opportunity to reflect, take stock and renew perspective. “Familiarity breeds contempt” as they say and even the most experienced and compassionate in frontline work, can lose perspective, forget……

Blog: Health & Homelessness

After blogging the Mass Propers, offering the Breviary and before retiring to my bed last night, snow was falling on Brighton and Sussex. The windchill factor was subzero and the originally forecast rain was coming down as great fluffy snowflakes. As one does these days, I immediately took a photo and posted it to my…

Celebrating Faith 2018

Sunday, November 18th the Celebrating Faith 2018 event organised by Brighton & Hove Faith in Action took place at Hove Town Hall. This annual event is an opportunity for the faith community within the City of Brighton & Hove to come together and celebrate the various social welfare and community development projects they are engaged…

A new bishop

On Sunday, October 14th 2018 at the Church of the Atonement, Chicago, Metropolitan Jerome of Selsey, assisted by Metropolitan Charles of Wisconsin and Metropolitan David of Louisiana consecrated to the sacred episcopate Monsignor Nioclas Kelly OSF as the new bishop ordinary of the Diocese of Chicago after a two year sede vacante interregnum. Bishop Kelly…

CAMEO selfie!

After a desperate  plea for help, Metropolitan Jerome stepped in at the last minute to substitute for the originally planned speaker at today’s CAMEO (Come And Meet Each Other) afternoon tea at Dorset Garden’s Methodist Church. It was their last meeting of the year before their Christmas Party next month and they had been expecting…

Music Therapy

Aside from Metropolitan Jerome’s passion for the mission of Christ’s Church and his love of cooking, is… music! Throughout his life music has played an important role and this is just as true now as it ever was in his formative years. His Grace is fortunate to be able to employ his musical skills not…

Faith Covenant

On Sunday 18th November, a signing ceremony of the Brighton and Hove Faith Covenant will take place at Hove Town Hall during the Celebrating Faith 2018 event hosted by Brighton & Hove Faith in Action. The Faith Covenant is a joint commitment between faith communities and local authorities to a set of principles that guide…

Ordinations: Chicago 2018

In October of 2018, Metropolitan Jerome as Servant Superior of the Congregation of the Divine Charity, the umbrella congregation for religious and apostolic life in the Orthodox Old Roman Catholic Communion, visited Chicago and the Franciscan Friary of St Felix home to the Missionary Franciscans of Christ the King. The primary purpose of his visit…