On Friday, 15 September 2017, on the feast of our Lady of Sorrows, the SVD IBP (Fr Timothy Lehane, provincial, on behalf of SVD IBP signed the canonical agreement with the diocese of Westminster (Cardinal Vincent Nichols, on behalf of the Diocese) in respect of the pastoral care of the parish of Our Lady of Sorrows and St Bridget of Sweden, Isleworth.
It was a historical moment for the SVD IBP and also for the diocese. We congratulate the new team, Fr Nicodemus Lobo Ratu and Fr Kieran Fitzharris for willingness to begin the first SVD mission in the parish in the diocese of Westminster.
We pray for them that they continue proclaiming the word of God with compassion and Love.
Nb. Fr Albert Escoto SVD, the rector of SVD community in Kilburn, London, also witnessed this historical moment.