Regina Martyrum House
In January 2014, Bishop Richard Williamson bought this house in Broadstairs, Kent, U.K. for several reasons:
– first of all, he had been rendered homeless since his expulsion from the SSPX in 2012 and needed a restful home, by the sea, to return to from his many foreign visits;
– secondly, he wanted a house which would have the space necessary to welcome priests and religious who desired to meet with him and even stay for weeks at a time in the troubled context of the SSPX from 2012 onwards;
– lastly, the house would be the centre of a developing apostolate extending across the whole country, concentrating on London.
This past year has seen a number of repairs and improvements to make the house fit for these purposes. All the furniture, white goods, crockery, cutlery, linen etc. had to be purchased since the house was completely empty and His Lordship arrived almost empty-handed. Thanks to the generosity of benefactors world-wide, the house now has a chapel, living areas, a kitchen and a Bishop’s study where it is possible to pray, work, entertain and even organise small seminars, like the “Charles Dickens’ weekend” with Doctor Alan White, held last August.
While there is still much room for improvement, it would seem that the priest guests over the year have been satisfied and the apostolate will surely increase in 2015, in particular, with the now weekly Mass in London.
Masses in Broadstairs
Mass times are variable so please email for details.