Church of England Diocese of Exeter St. Mary Steps, Exeter

Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament (CBS)

The Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament (CBS) was founded in 1862 as part of the Catholic Revival in the Church of England. Its aim was to be, first of all, a confraternity (brotherhood) of men and women praying and working for a greater devotion to Jesus Christ in the Eucharist and in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood.  Wherever possible members of CBS meet together in local Wards for prayer, worship and mutual support under the guidance of a priest as Ward Superior.

The Ward of Our Lady meets at St Mary Steps, and the Ward Superior is Fr David Hastings.  The Ward meets for Mass on Thursday evenings once a month.

CBS Masses in 2020 (Thursday, 5:30 pm):

30 January St Charles, Martyr
27  February
19 March St Joseph
23 April St George
14 May St Matthias
11 June St Barnabas
16 July St Osmund
6 August The Transfiguration
3 September St Gregory
15 October St Teresa of Avila
19 November St Hilda