The Union of Catholic Mothers

Diocese of Arundel & Brighton

Bishop Richard Moth
Bishop Richard Moth was appointed by the Holy Father as the fifth Bishop of Arundel & Brighton, having previously held the role of Bishop of the Armed Forces. He was installed as Bishop on 28 May 2015 at Arundel Cathedral in the presence of the clergy and people of the Diocese.
Born in Chingola, Zambia in 1958, he was brought up in Kent and, after leaving The Judd School, Tonbridge, began formation at St. John's Seminary, Wonersh. He was ordained Priest on 3rd June 1982. He served as assistant priest at St. St. Bede's, Clapham Park before pursing studies in Canon Law at St. Paul University, Ottawa. In 1987 he was appointed assistant priest at St. Saviour's, Lewisham, during which time he also served as a Territorial Army Chaplain with 217 General Hospital RAMC(V). He served as Private Secretary to Archbishop Michael Bowen from 1992 until 2001, during which time he was also President of the Inter-diocesan Tribunal of Second Instance of Southwark and Vocations Director. In 2001 he was appointed Vicar General and Chancellor of the Diocese. He is also Chair of Governors at St. Mary's University, Twickenham, Liaison Bishop for Prisons, Episcopal Advisor to the National Catholic Scout Fellowship and holds a brief on Mental Health on behalf of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.
Bishop Richard has been a Benedictine Oblate for over 30 years and is a member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, with whom he has travelled many times to the Holy Land. He enjoys horse riding and walking.

UCM Diocesan Officers:

President: Mrs Judy Harkins
Secretary: Mrs Janet Franklin
Treasurer: Mrs Christine Hughes

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Foundations in the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton

Battle: meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 2.15pm for 2.30pm in the Parish Rooms at Our Lady
Immaculate & St Michael Church, Mount Street, Battle TN33 0EG
Godalming: meet on the 2nd Friday of each month, starting with 9:30am Mass at St Joseph's, Milford
Haywards Heath: meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, generally mornings after 9.30am Mass between October and April, and alternating with evening meetings after 7.30pm Mass during the Summer months.
Hollington: meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7.45pm in the Holy Redeemer Church Hall, Upper Church Road, Hollington
Horley: meet on the 2nd Thursday of every month in the small hall at English Martyrs Catholic Church, Horley at 7:30 pm
Hove: meet on Wednesdays at 9.30pm in the hall at St Peter's Church, Hove.
Merstham: meet every 3rd Wednesday at 7.30pm in the Community Room at the Church of St Teresa of the Child Jesus, Weldon Way, Merstham, RH1 3QA
Molesey: meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 8pm in "The Old Classroom" at St. Barnabas Church, 28 Vine Road, East Molesey, KT8 9LF

Most Foundations have a Summer break with no meeting in August.


Pope`s Intentions for July 2017

Intentions that Pope Francis wants us to pray for this month