The Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament (CBS) was founded in 1862 as part of the Catholic Revival in the Church of England. Its aim was to be, first of all, a confraternity (brotherhood) of men and women praying and working for a greater devotion to Jesus Christ in the Eucharist and in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood. Today it is no longer confined to England alone but has spread to many places within the Anglican Communion of churches, especially in Great Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and parts of Africa. There is a separate, self-governing CBS in the USA.
We are members of the Precious Blood Ward and hold four meetings every year in S. Luke's. 2015 meetings are shown below. We meet together for prayer, worship and mutual support under the guidance of our Ward Superior. All are welcome to attend.
There is an increasing emphasis on mission in CBS’s work: "We have a Gospel to proclaim", says the famous hymn, and there are many ways to proclaim it in Word and Sacrament.
We need more priests to celebrate Mass, but we also need to promote the Mission of the Church through the whole people of God by equipping them (you) for service.
Please pray for our work for, at heart we remain a devotional society, focussing on Christ's very own gift to us of His Body, the Blessed Sacrament, the sacrament of Unity.
Wednesday 8th June, 7.30p.m.
Votive Mass of the Blessed Sacrament.
Wednesday 14th September, 7.30p.m.
Healing Liturgy followed by Benediction.
Wednesday 9th November, 7.30p.m.
Evening Prayer & Benediction.