Totus Tuus - To Jesus through Mary.

To impel the beauty of the new evangelization – this is the charism of the Heralds of the Gospel; Its founder, Monsignor João Dias explains."The Heralds of the Gospel is a private association of faithful with a very special charism based essentially on three points: the Eucharist, Mary and the Pope."

The Heralds of the Gospel are an International Association of the Faithful of Pontifical Right, the first to be established by the Holy See in the third millennium, during a ceremony which occurred during the feast of the Chair of St. Peter (February 22) in 2001.

The Heralds of the Gospel strive to be instruments of holiness in the Church by encouraging close unity between faith and life, and working to evangelize particularly through art and culture. Their apostolate, which differs depending upon the environments in which they work, gives pride of place to parish animation, evangelizing families, providing catechetical and cultural formation to young people, and disseminating religious Iiterature.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009


On September 29th, the Feast of the Three Archangels, at a special Mass at St James Church in Twickenham celebrated by The Right Rev George Stack, Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster, the Mayor of Richmond, Councillor Celia Hodges unveiled a memorial tablet to King Manuel II of Portugal and his wife Queen Augusta.

The memorial, dedicated by Bishop George Stack, has been provided through the generosity of the Order of St Michael of the Wing, the Anglo-Portuguese chivalric order which supports charitable causes.

King Manuel II of Portugal lived in St James’s parish from 1914 until his untimely death in 1932. The King and Queen were generous benefactors to the parish. Among other items, two fine stained glass windows at the front of the church were donated by the King.

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