Landings Celebrates its 40th Year!!!
Landings celebrates 40 years of welcoming returning Catholics globally.
Take a look back through 40 years of Landings history.
Best wishes to all the lay women and men from around the world
who have welcomed Returning Catholics back to the Table of the Lord.
May God bless us all, still returning…
Rev. Thomas A. Kane, CSP
Landings Third Annual Lecture April 2019
Dr. Gemma Simmonds ‘Accompanying the Return to Faith and Practice’
The talk by Dr. Simmonds was fascinating and challenging with many questions being asked of us and our faith practice. The focus of the talk was about the role of women in the Church and the myriad of reasons why women find it hard to stay in the Church, and though many do leave, yet many do say on. There were many instances throughout the talk that were easily relatable to those whom Landings reaches out to, i.e those who had distanced themselves from the Church and yet yearn to find a way back to their faith. Dr. Simmonds engaging talk certainly left us with much food for thought.
Our team – L to R
Janet Connor, Landingsuknorth, Margaret Johnston Landingsuknorth coordinator, Ellis McNorthey-Gibbs, our new LandingsUK administrator, Ruby Almeida, LandingsUK south coordinator, our speaker: Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ, Newnham College, Cambridge – and Fr. Dominic Robinson SJ, LandingsUK director.
Some comments on the day:
“To try to stem the tide, especially of women, who are leaving the faith community, Sr Gemma described components of a truly authentic welcome of those who want to return – or whom are on the cusp of leaving – with characteristic earthy passion.”
“The photos of the team…showed real joy!”
“This is such a fascinating subject…”
“I know someone who would be very interested in the setup of this ministry elsewhere…”
LANDINGS LECTURE 2019
Dr Gemma Simmonds, CJ, Newnham College Cambridge, will address the subject:
‘Happy Landings: Accompanying the Return to Faith and Practice’
Thursday April 11th at 7:00pm in Farm Street Church Hall, 114 Mount St, London W1K 3AH
Mass in the church at 6:00pm; buffet reception to follow. Suggested donation: £10
All most welcome – to book e-mail email@example.com or ‘phone Fr Dominic Robinson SJ on (020)-7529-4802
Landings programme in St. Edmund’s Catholic Church, Beckenham begins next Tuesday 5th March. If you are interested in participating then please contact Andrew Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org
LANDINGS LECTURE 2019
FARM STREET CHURCH HALL, 114 MOUNT St, LONDON W1K 3AH
THURSDAY APRIL 11TH – 7:00PM
The third annual Landings Lecture will be given by Dr Gemma Simmonds, CJ, Senior Lecturer in Pastoral Theology, Newnham College, Cambridge on ‘Happy Landings: Accompanying the Return to Faith and Practice’.
All welcome. £10 donation.
To book a place please e-mail email@example.com; tel: (020)-7529-4802.
As you will be aware Fr John Mulligan died suddenly on the 6th September, the day he was due to travel to Liverpool for the Adoremus Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Conference.
The Funeral arrangements have now been made, and are as follows:
Monday 1st October, 7 pm at Saint Teresa of the Child Jesus, Morden (250 Bishopsford Road, SM4 6BZ). Please bring White Diocesan Vestments.
Tuesday 2nd October, 12 noon at Saint Teresa of the Child Jesus, Morden (250 Bishopsford Road, SM4 6BZ). Please bring White Diocesan Vestments.
Wednesday 3rd October, St. Pancras Cemetery, East Finchley. The Parish of Morden has arranged transport for parishioners to attend the burial; clergy are welcome to ‘book’ a place if they wish to share the journey (please email the parish directly for details: firstname.lastname@example.org).
It was a great sadness to hear of the sudden death early on the morning of Thursday September 6th of Fr John Mulligan, Parish Priest of St Teresa of the Child Jesus, Morden, Surrey, in the Archdiocese of Southwark. Fr John had been a great supporter of Landings over many years with several programmes running in his parish. We pray for the repose of Fr John’s soul and for his family, friends and parishioners at this time of shock and loss.
As parishes return to routine in the autumn so Landings programmes restart.
Here at the Landings UK base at Farm Street Church in London we are looking forward to the UK launch in early 2019 of Landings 2: Living in the Spirit, a follow-up programme which builds not only on Landings but can be a next step to other parish programmes forming mature disciples to take their place in the parish and in the mission of the Church. There will be publicity later.
Our other Landings centres, which cluster parishes throughout the country, will be offering Landings programmes too and these will be advertised locally as well as nationally.
As we start a new year we also start a slightly refined structure for Landings UK as Helen Carvalhido-Gilbert has stood down as national co-ordinator. Helen has done a huge amount over her four years in the role to promote Landings and to greatly improve our administration. We have much to thank her for and wish Helen well for the future.
The day-to-day promotion and administration of Landings will now be undertaken in Scotland and northern England by Margaret Johnston as Landings North Co-ordinator, email@example.com, and in the southern part of the country by Ruby Almeida as Landings London Co-ordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org Margaret and Ruby are available to answer queries about Landings in their respective regions. In addition we are available at Farm Street to answer queries by telephone by ‘phoning my office on (020)-7529-4802.
Thank you for visiting our website. Please do remember the mission of Landings and all those contemplating returning to the Church in your prayers.
Fr Dominic Robinson, SJ
Director, Landings UK