Brother William Kinsella R.I.P.

Council 560/178 (South Herts) was very sad to lose their beloved brother William (Liam) Kinsella at the age of 84 on 3rd November. Born in Ireland in 1936, he worked for London Transport, STC and GEC-Marconi. He was an active member of the Order for 42 years and a keen fundraiser for CAFOD and various other charities. Bro Liam eventually succumbed to cancer which he bravely fought, maintaining a positive outlook and taking part in as many activities of the Council as his health permitted. His funeral took place on 13th November at the church of Mary Immaculate and Saint Gregory the Great, High Barnet and brothers of South Herts Council formed a Guard of Honour and recited the De Profundis at the conclusion. A widower, he is survived by his five children. Please pray for the repose of his soul.

Brother Rodney Newton
Acting Grand Knight, Council 560/178

South Herts Council to close, brothers to join Cockfosters

It is with great regret that, owing to lack of members, Council 560/178 has decided to close. Its current members (only seven, two of whom are infirm) have transferred their membership to Council 500 (Cockfosters) where a number have agreed to stand for nomination as officers to fill vacancies. South Herts council, itself an amalgamation of several councils, has suffered greatly from dwindling membership to a stage where it would no longer have been viable for the next twelve-month period. However, its members (some of them past grand knights) have found a warm welcome at Cockfosters where they have been able to offer their services to fill essential offices, ensuring Council 500's survival and strengthening its links with other parishes.

Rodney Newton
Acting Grand Knight, Council 560/178
Provincial Membership and Development Officer and Deputy Provincial Grand Knight.


 It is with great sadness that Council, 500 (Cockfosters) announces the passing of their dear brother, Anthony (Tony) Flach, who died at the age of 97 on 15th September last.

Brother Tony was born in Whetstone in 1922 and attended Finchley Grammar School with his twin brother, Ronald, and his other siblings, Peter and John. In his younger years he was a member of the Squires of North Finchley KSC council and, on leaving school, entered the family business of Joseph Flach and Sons, spice importers (founded by his German immigrant grandfather).

He and his wife, Mary, moved to the parish of Christ the King, Cockfosters, where he joined the Knights in 1960, being elevated to Full Knighthood in 1963. He held the offices of Chancellor (twice), Deputy Grand Knight and Grand Knight, also becoming Chairman of the Parish Council and a founder-member of the Monday Evening Prayer Group. He also assisted with the construction of the Chapel of Unity at Highlands Hospital.

His wife, Mary, predeceased him some years ago and he is survived by his children, Terese, Martin, Nicola, Edmund and Helen. His funeral (for family members only) was held in Leighton Buzzard on 30th September, but there will be a memorial mass celebrated for him at the Church of Christ the King, Cockfosters, on a date yet to be announced. Please pray for the repose of his soul.

Rodney Newton
Past Grand Knight and Publicity Officer
Council 500 (Cockfosters)

Past Grand Knight, Brother Carl Jorgensen (RIP)

It is with profound sorrow that Council 560/178 (South Herts) announces the death of our Past Grand Knight, Brother Carl Jorgensen, who died on Monday 11th November at Northwick Park Hospital, following a prolonged battle with cancer.

Brother Carl was born in Hull on 12th June 1966. He joined South Herts Council in 1991 through his friend, our current Action Convener and Youth Officer, Brother Jacomino Stephen, and progressed to become Deputy Grand Knight and Grand Knight. Despite living over 10 miles away in Rayners Lane, he regularly made the trip to High Barnet, never missing a meeting until he was struck down with acute myeloma during the second year of his tenure as Grand Knight, which neccessitated his resignation from the office.

An amateur pianist and guitarst, he played in bands and presented a music programme for an Internet radio station. A man of boundless energy, in 2010, while in remission from his cancer, he completed the legendary Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, walking 300 miles across northern Spain to Santiago de Compostella in Galicia.

During the latter stages of his illness, he retained a keen interest in the Order, even to the extent of taking part in a council meeting from his hospital room via an iPhone link. He also joined us in spirit for the full Rosary which always preceeds our monthy meetings.

His funeral will take place on Tuesday 26th November at the Roman Catholic Church of St. John Fisher, 80, Imperial Close, Harrow, Middlesex, at 11.00am, with brothers of South Herts council forming the customary Guard of Honour. Please pray for the repose of his soul and for his widow.

Rodney Newton
Acting Grand Knight,
Council 560/178 (South Herts)

Macmillan Cancer Support - World Greatest Coffee Morning 2019

The Knights of St Columba Council 248 Edmonton asked parishioners from their Church, the Most Precious Blood and St Edmund, to help raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support via World Greatest Coffee Morning. The coffee morning took place in the parish hall after all morning Masses on Sunday 6 October and brothers, families and parishioners bought or baked cakes to be sold.

Br Paul Porter pictured on the right announced the event before the final blessings at each Mass and again outside church as the congregation left. Many who could not attend made donations and with that money combined with cake sales, £921.64 was raised for Macmillan. Br Paul said "Cancer affects us all whether personally or someone we love. People want to contribute and are in need of an event like this to channel their donations". Pictured from left to right are GK Elias Ogiemwonyi, Warden Maurice Armoogum, Carol Porter, Claire Armoogum, Grace Pastore and Br Paul organiser and Secretary.

KSC Council 248, Edmonton

Province 29 Centenary Mass at Our Lady and St George

Province 29 Westminster North celebrated the Centenary of the Knights of St Columba with a Mass at 12 noon on Sunday 15 September 2019 at Our Lady of Mt Carmel and St George, Enfield. During Mass two brothers were raised to full knighthood and deceased members of our order were remembered and prayed for. After the service about 100 people retired to the parish hall where there was a bring and share buffet. Pictured are the Supreme Knight Bertie Grogan who raised Brothers Peter Olaniyan and Henry Balogun to Full Knighthood standing alongside the Catholic Mayor of Enfield Cllr Kate Onolue with Provincial Officer Des O'Reilly and GK for Edmonton Elias Ogiemwonyi.

The mayor, a parishioner at the Most Precious Blood and St Edmund, Edmonton congratulated the knights on their first 100 years and praised the enormous amount of charity work undertaken during that period and hoped and prayed it would continue for another century. Province 29 PGK Ben Agwunobi thanked the Mayor for her attendance and kind words and presented her with a bouquet of flowers and went on to thank Br Paul Porter and his small committee for organising such a wonderful afternoon event.

KSC Provincial Council 29, Westminster

Council 261, Palmers Green Charity Dance Night

An event organised by Council 261, Palmers Green (Holy Cross)
Proceeds will go to the North London Hospice and the Society of Our Lady of Lourdes.
Tickets cost £10 per person. There will be a licensed bar + snacks.
Naturally there will also be a raffle with some "interesting" prizes.
Tickets may be reserved by contacting kscbandnight@gmail.com.

Brother Philip Law RIP

It is with much sadness that Council 500 (Cockfosters) announces the death of our beloved brother, Philip Law, who passed into eternity on 22nd August at the age of 98. Born in 1921, Brother Philip joined the Order in 1947, was elevated to Full Knighthood in 1949 and became a Golden Jubilarian in 1997. Originally a member of Palmers Green Council, Brother Philip, along with his brother, Peter, eventually transferred to Council 500 where he held the offices of Deputy Grand Knight and Warden. Those who knew him will remember his gentle presence at council meetings, his beatific smile and his murmur of 'Lovely!' when something delighted him. He and his wife, Eileen (who pre-deceased him), were staunch supporters of the Order and, although his last years were spent in frailty in a care home, he maintained a keen interest in the Knights and loved to have our newsletters read to him by his son, John. Brother Philip's funeral will take place at 11.00am on Tuesday, 17th September at St. Monica's Church, Palmers Green with the internment at approximately 12.30pm at Southgate Cemetery, Waterfall Road. His son, Father Philip Law, will preside and there will be a Guard of Honour. Please pray for the repose of his soul. "Well done thou good and faithful servant...enter into the joy of thy lord."

Rodney S. Newton
Publicity Officer and Past Grand Knight, Council 500 (Cockfosters)


KSC SOUTHERN PROVINCES 10, 11, 12, 14, 29, 30 and 34's are pleased to announce their CENTENARY MASS
Celebrant & Co-celebrants: Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP (Order of Preachers) and His Excellency, the Most Rev Edward Adams, Papal Nuncio
Date: Saturday, 6th July 2019 at 2.00pm
Venue: Westminster Cathedral, followed by a reception in Westminster Cathedral Hall

KSC Centenary Mass

Council 261 (Palmers Green) announces that a KSC Centenary Mass will be celebrated at Tyburn Convent, 8-9 Hyde Park Place, London W2 2LJ, at 12.00 noon on Saturday, 27th April 2019. The nearest tube station is Marble Arch (Central line) which is about 10 minutes walk away. Mass will be followed by a buffet lunch and a tour of the historic convent.

Brother Des O'Reilly
Grand Knight

Brother Joe Lynch (Council 572) RIP

Brother Joe Lynch’s funeral will be held on Friday 3rd May at 12:30 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel & St George Church Enfield Town.

Brother Joe has been a member of our council for 26 years and had been suffering from dementia; Brothers are urged to attend the funeral.

Yours Fraternally
Bro ther Peter Audu
Deputy Grand Knight

Bro Ray Pownceby RIP

It is with great sadness that Council 500 (Cockfosters) announces the death of another of it's members, Past Grand Knight Brother Raymond (Ray) Pownceby, who passed into eternity at 1.00am on Friday, 5th April, at the age of 91.

Brother Ray was born on 21st June 1927 and was initiated into the Order in 1973, achieving Full Knighthood in 1975. Between 1978 and 1987, he held the offices of Social Secretary, Chancellor and Grand Knight. His later years were dogged by ill health and problems of mobility but, despite this, he continued to take a keen interest in the Order, attending as many events as he was able until he became housebound.

His funeral will be held at 11.00am on Friday, 26th April at the Church of Christ the King, Cockfosters.

Bro Rodney Newton
Publicity Officer, Council 500

Council 500 (Cockfosters) Parish Quiz

Council 500 (Cockfosters) has pleasure in announcing that it's ever-popular Parish Quiz will take place on the evening of Saturday May 11th, commencing at 7.15pm in the Parish Hall of the Church of Christ the King, Bramley Road, Cockfosters.

Tickets (to be purchased in advance - none in sale on the evening itself) £10 per head, inclusive of a fish-and-chips supper (please provide your own drinks) and a raffle. Tables of eight persons may be booked en bloc. Tickets available from the Parish Office (020 8449 6648).

Rodney Newton
Publicity Officer, Council 500.

Bro Bob Cammiade RIP

It is with deep regret that Council 500 (Cockfosters) announces the passing of our dear brother, Robert (Bob) Cammiade, who passed into eternity on 12th March following a long period of illness. Brother Bob was born on 7th June 1933, he was initiated into the KSC on 12th August 1975 and elevated to Full Knighthood on 25th November 1978. He held the offices of Action Convener, Chancellor, Deputy Grand Knight and Grand Knight.

He was also an Auditor and Provincial Alternate as well as a Trustee of Council 500s Charity Fund (having been a bank executive, he was well qualified to undertake these tasks). Some years ago he and his wife, Eileen, moved to Beckenham, but they continued to keep in touch with friends. Brother Bob's funeral will be held at 12.30am on Monday, 8th April at St. Edmund of Canterbury Catholic Church, Village Way, Beckenham BR3 3NP. Please pray for the repose of his soul.

Rodney Newton
Publicity Officer, Council 500

Brother Michael Polack's Funeral Mass


The funeral of Brother Michael Polack is on 11th January 2019
Venue: St Hildas Church, 9 Breakspear Stevenage SG2 9SQ.
Time: 11.15am on Wednesday, 24th October.
Note: Brothers from other KSC Councils are invited to this event.


Bro. John McDonnell
Secretary Council 616/432

New KSC Province 29 Chaplain

We are very pleased to report that Bishop Sherrington has appointed Father Carlo Bonelli IMC as our new Provincial Chaplain. Fr. Carlo is a Consolata Missionary Priest based at St. Philip's Church in Finchley and has already celebrated Mass for us before our last Provincial meeting. We welcome Fr. Carlo as an Honorary Member of our Order and hope that we will be as much of a blessing to him as we a sure he will be to us.

Rodney S. Newton

Deputy Provincial Grand Knight

Reverend Brother Dom Benedict Heron OSB (RIP)

It is with profound sadness that Council 500 (Cockfosters) announces the death at the age of 97 of Member of Honour, Reverend Brother Dom Benedict Heron OSB. A former long-serving Chaplain of Council 500, Dom Benedict passed peacefully away, surrounded by friends, at 8.30pm on the evening of Saturday, 6th October at Elizabeth Lodge Residential Home, Winchmore Hill, where he had been a resident for some years following a decline in his health. Born Michael Heron in Leeds into a cultured Anglican family (his father manufactured silk scarves, elder brother was the distinguished abstract painter, Patrick Heron CBE), he converted to the Catholic faith and joined the Olivetan Benedictine Order, becoming a monk at the Monastery of Christ the King, Cockfosters. See Funeral Mass Arrangements below:

He was a pioneer of the charismatic movement and a prominent figure in Catholic Charismatic Renewal. He practised a healing and deliverance ministry, he published a number of influential and widely-read books on spirituality (including Praying for Healing and I Saw Satan Fall) and, in 2007, took part in Professor Laurie Taylor's TV documentary, A Very British Apocalypse. He became Chaplain of Council 500 in 1979, holding the office for over twenty years. Even in his last years, although bedridden due to a series of strokes, he continued to exercise his office as a priest, hearing confessions, praying for healing and offering council. Dom Benedict had a genuine devotion to our Order and, when any brother visited him in his care home, he would raise his hands heavenwards and exclaim, 'God bless the Knights!'

His funeral will be held at the Church of Christ the King, Cockfosters on the morning of Wednesday, 24th October at 11.00am followed by a reception. Please pray for the repose of this holy man's soul, as I am sure he is now praying for us.

Rodney Newton
Publicity Officer and Past Grand Knight, Council 500
Provincial Membership and Development Officer and Deputy Provincial Grand Knight

Funeral Mass for Reverend Brother Dom Benedict Heron OSB
Venue: Church of Christ the King, Cockfosters
Time: 11.00am on Wednesday, 24th October.
Note: There will be the customary Guard of Honour, so brothers are asked to wear their collars.
Brothers from other KSC Councils are invited to this event.

Edmonton and District Council 248 Event

On the first Sunday of every month Edmonton and District Council 248 run a coffee morning to raise funds for the National Action Project and each year we hand over in excess of £2500. Our Coffee morning in October coincides with Macmillan Cancer Support's World Biggest Coffee Morning and for just this month the money goes there. Brothers, their wives and parishioners from St Edmund's in Edmonton North London are asked to bake and bring cakes for us to sell after all four Sunday morning masses. This year we raised £488.80 and with a subsequent donation by one of our members, the total increased to £500.

Pictured are "Star Baker" Carol Porter wife of IPGK Paul Porter and waiting in anticipation for the rush are Brs Cyriac Maliakan, Peter King and Joe Wheatcroft. Main organiser Br Paul Porter said "We all have or know someone with cancer and doing something as simple as this is very rewarding for the soul".

Pub Olympics on 26th June 2018

On 26 June Brothers and families of Westminster North gathered at St Monica's Parish Centre, Southgate, North London for the 7th "Province 29 Pub Games Anniversary Olympics". Participants played darts, table football, Jenga, cards, dominoes and more as well as watching the World Cup football on the TV. The venue is a Grade 2 listed Regency Villa and ideal for the event with licensed bar and two areas to play the games and a garden. This was purely a social event with free buffet that was paid for by way of a raffle.

The evening started at 7pm so that those who needed to travel some distance could arrive early and return home before darkness fell and others could stay till 11pm. Organiser Br Paul Porter said "This is an ideal opportunity for families of different councils to meet, socialise and enjoy each others company as well as have a bit of fun for the cost of a raffle ticked and a drink at the bar".

Unfortunately this year there were fewer participants than previous years with many councils having no one present. IPPGK Jim Pugh thanked Br Paul for organising the event saying "Although numbers were down this year Christine and myself had a great time and will look forward to next years event".

Paul Porter.
Province 29 Social Secretary.

Bro Martin Worley (RIP)

Dear Brothers,
It is my sad duty to report that our former Provincial Secretary, Bro Martin Worley, passed away in Barnet General Hospital at 5.30am in the morning of 5th August 2018. He was 72 and had been suffering from cancer of the lung and spine.

Bro Martin, who was born in London and educated at Highgate School and Oxford University, was a convert and joined the Knights in 1971, being elevated to full knighthood in 1973. For many years he was our Provincial Secretary as well as Secretary of Council 500 (Cockfosters), an office he held at the time of his death.

Please pray for the repose of his soul and for his widow, Helena, and his family.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when they are known.


Rodney S. Newton
Provincial Membership and Development Officer and Deputy Provincial Grand Knight

Painting Competition 2018

Friday 13th July Br's Ken Edwards and Paul Porter from Council 248 Edmonton and District visited St Edmund's Junior School in Edmonton North London to present certificates and prizes to the children that took part in the KSC Nativity Scene and Easter Scene painting competitions. Winners and first runners up of both competitions won cash prizes of £15 and £10 respectfully and all received certificates. Photographed are Catherine Maga, Kristine Gonzales and Rebecca Reginold all aged 9 and Blessing Obinna, Kylan Fernandes, Rainner Enyribe, Aleksandra Szkolnicka and Rheyona Ordonio all aged 10 and Lamiek Amaniel aged 11. Br Ken who is a former governor at the school said "Its always a joy to come back to the school for these KSC prizegiving events."

Best wishes. Paul Porter IPGK. 248 Edmonton and District.

The Rosary— A Chain of Prayer

Supreme Knight launches “The Rosary— A Chain of Prayer” Campaign at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool. On the afternoon of Saturday, 16th June 2018, at the end of the Biennial Mass for the Deceased Members of the Order, the Knights of St Columba’s Supreme Knight, Bertie Grogan, announced the forthcoming campaign : “The Rosary—A Chain of Prayer” Virgin Mary (Solemnity) on Wednesday, 15th August 2018.

The campaign is to run from the Feast Day of the Transfiguration of the Lord on Monday, 6th August to The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Solemnity) on Wednesday, 15th August 2018.

Pope Francis has called upon us to be “witnesses of the faith” and to reach out, not only to the world, but also to our neighbours. The Knights of St Columba are responding to the Holy Father’s request to protect the sanctity of life and combat abortion and euthanasia through the Rosary and 10 days of prayer.

We invite the Catholics of Britain and countries across the world to come together in unity and solidarity in this act of making a reverent petition to God.

Issued on 19th June 2018 By Communications & Media Email : media@ksc.org.uk
Knights of St Columba - 75 Hillington Road South, Glasgow. G52 2AE Tel : 0141 883 5700
Email : headoffice@ksc.org.uk Website : www.ksc.org.uk

Brother John Pearson, RIP

It is with deep regret that Council 500 (Cockfosters) announces the death of Brother John Pearson at the age of 89. Bro John was born in Glasgow in 1918 and, after some years of political activity, joined the Knights in 1955, having moved to London. He worked in the charity field as a director of Help the Aged and was involved in setting up the organisation's work in India.

As members of the Church of Christ the King, Cockfosters, he and his wife, Joyce (who predeceased him), were heavily involved in parish work with both the CWL and the KSC, John having held the offices of Secretary, Deputy Grand Knight and Grand Knight. Failing health and the need to be cared for by family members eventually made a move to Camarthen necessary: it was from there that he passed into eternity on the morning of Wednesday 14 March. Please pray for the repose of his soul.

Rodney S Newton
Membership and Officer, Council 500 (Cockfosters)

National Easter Scene Painting Competition.

St. Anne's Catholic Secondary School For Girls Palmers Green North London, entered the above competition and made over one hundred entries.  The entries were of a  very high standard indeed.

All the entries were from the age group years 7 to 9 years.  The entries went firstly to our local Council 261 Palmers Green, from Palmers Green three prizes were awarded, the very best entry then went to our Province Westminster North  29.  One entry was chosen and sent to National headquarters in Glasgow. 

This entry won the national Competition and won a prize herself and a cheque for £200.00 for the school.

All of the knights in our Council and our Province were very proud of all the entries and specially for the National Winner. Details as seen on our photo are as follows:
from left to right.  Roddy Beare, Provincial Youth Officer, 1st. Place Local, Provincial and National Winner  Eesha Rai Janoo.Year 7.,  2nd. Place Harriet  Owusu  Afriyie year 8 and 3rd. place  Laureen-Ashley Kamgani-Djissi  year 8.  Paul Gillespie Art Teacher. All of these pupils are members of St. Anne's Parish Palmers Green North London.

Congratulations to Reverend Brother Christophe Brunet CCN

Council 500 (Cockfosters) congratulates their Chaplain, Reverend Brother Christophe Brunet CCN, on his appointment as parish priest to the Church of Christ the King, Cockfosters. Rev. Bro. Christophe, currently assistant priest at Cockfosters, will take up his new appointment in September, his predecessor, Fr. Sebastian Ostrynski, having been elevated to the office of Superior of the Chemin Neuf organisation in England. Fr. Sebastian will, however, remain at Cockfosters in a supporting role.

Bro Steve Brittain
Publicity Officer
KSC Council 500 (Cockfosters)

Fatima Statue Visitations 2017

Fatima Statue Visitations 2017 The National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be visiting various Cathedrals and churches around the country next year, beginning with Westminster Cathedral next February.

This statue was blessed by Pope Paul VI at Fatima in May 1967, and given to this country by the Bishop of Fatima in 1968, and it was also blessed by Pope John Paul II during his visit to Britain in 1982.

It will be accompanied by Relics of Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto, two of the young Fatima seers.

What happened at Fatima

A message was given by Our Lady to the three shepherd children at Fatima, Portugal, between May and October 1917. She spoke to them of the necessity of personal conversion, penance, and prayer, and particularly the importance of praying the Rosary for peace.

She also asked for the Five First Saturdays devotion of reparation and the consecration of Russia, and promised that in the end her Immaculate Heart would triumph and a period of peace would be given to the world.


Archdiocese of Westminster 18 - 19 February
Archdiocese of Cardiff 6 - 7 May
Belmont Abbey 10 May
Archdiocese of Southwark 13 May
Diocese of Shrewsbury 20 - 21 May
Shrine of Our Lady of the Taper 27 May
Diocese of Menevia 27 - 28 May
Diocese of Nottingham 2 - 4 June
Ord. of Our Lady of Walsingham 10 June
Diocese of Plymouth 24 - 25 June
Diocese of Brighton & Arundel 1 - 2 July
Archdiocese of Birmingham 29 - 30 July
Diocese of Hallam 12 - 13 August
Diocese of Clifton 19 August
Diocese of Portsmouth 26 - 27 August
Diocese of Leeds 2 September
Diocese of Middlesborough 9 - 15 September
Diocese of Hexham & Newcastle 16 - 17 September
Diocese of East Anglia 23 - 24 September
Diocese of Northampton 30 September / 1 October
Diocese of Salford 21 - 22 October
Diocese of Wrexham t.b.a

Popes and the Message of Fatima

The Fatima message is more relevant than ever today, especially for the family.
Pope St John Paul II said that the Church accepted the message of Fatima because it repeats Our Lord’s call: “Repent and believe in the Gospel” (Mk 1: 15); and after the beatification of Francisco and Jacinta on 13 May 2000, he said it is “a message of conversion and hope which is the true Gospel of Christ”.

In 2006, Pope Benedict XVI expressed the hope that “the message of Fatima will be increasingly accepted, understood and lived in every community.”

Pope Francis, too, has been very supportive of Fatima, and is due to visit the Shrine next year.