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The World watches Driffield on TV!

Figures received from Church Services TV show that in the first three weeks of August, 2,252 people tuned in to the Driffield channel ,or put it another way, it represents 1,072 viewing hours. The average number of viewers each month for the period March to September was 2,100 and here is the list of countries those viewers come from*:

Great Britain, Ireland, USA, Poland, Romania, Germany, Canada, Guernsey, Switzerland, Australia, Trinidad & Tobago, Italy, Brazil, Kuwait, The Netherlands, Israel, Spain, Slovakia, Sweden, New Zealand, Malaysia, Hungary, Taiwan, Latvia, United Arab Emirates, India, Kenya, Finland, The Philippines, Belgium, Ukraine, Burkina Faso, Morocco, Austria, Belarus, Bahrain and Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.

This means Our Lady and St Edward’s parish is reaching out to people on every continent and it costs less than 8p per visit, regardless of the length of viewing time.

The parish is not our world – the world is our parish!

*countries are listed in descending order according to the number of viewers per country.

Archbishop Kondrusuewicz in Driffield

Archbishop Kondrusiewicz

Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusuewicz will be staying in the parish from the 5th – 10th February. The following are the main points in his itinerary;

He will meet with priests, deacons and Religious in Driffiled on Thursday (6th) at 11:00 and share some insights with them at the life of the Church in Belarus and there will be time to explore ways of helping and supporting the church.

On Friday (7th) the Archbishop will join with Father David and concelebrate the First Friday Mass which includes the Anointing of the Sick. After Mass, the Archbishop will join the parish for a social gathering.

The Archbishop with Sean O’Donnell after Media Training Seminars in Minsk.
The Archbishop with Sean O’Donnell after Media Training Seminars in Minsk.

Saturday (8th) the Archbishop will be joined by Bishop Drainey for the celebration of Mass at 12noon at English Martyrs, York, which will be followed by a public lecture about the life of the Church in Belarus.

In the evening the Archbishop will celebrate the Vigil Mass of Sunday at 18:30 in Driffield.

The Archbishop will preside and preach at the 10:00 Mass on Sunday morning in Driffield.