Friday, December 31, 2010

Receiving Former Anglicans

The New Year is going to be very much about the beginnings of Ordinariate, keep it in your intentions.
from Fr John Boyle's Blog
I have heard on the grapevine that five former Anglican bishops, their wives and three former Anglican nuns from Walshinghas are to be received into the full communion of the Catholic Chuch at 12.30pm tomorrow, New Years Day, at Westminster Cathedral.

I presume that the former bishops concerned (and their former dioceses) are: Andrew Burnham (Ebbsfleet), Keith Newton (Richborough), John Broadhurst (Fulham), Edwin Barnes (assistant bishop, Winchester) and David Silk (assistant bishop, Exeter).


Physiocrat said...

Fulham seems to be unlucky for Anglicans.

me said...

Happy New Year Father Ray!

georgem said...

God bless and strengthen them in their new spiritual lives. I'd have wished they could have had a welcoming Mass with full choir, smells and bells.
But 1 January seems as good a day as any and Fulham is next door to Kensington and the Oratory

Fr Barry Tomlinson said...

One correction - none of the Bishops converting have a diocese. +Andrew and +Keith are both suffragans (= assistant) bishops in the Diocese of Canterbury, +John is a suffragan in the Diocese of London

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