Sunday, 27 February 2011

Membership of the Redbridge & Havering Ordinariate Exploratory Group

Members of the Redbridge and Havering Ordinariate Exploratory Group meet together around fortnightly to celebrate Mass and to explore what joining the Ordinariate will mean and involve. By coming to these meeting nobody is committing themselves to join the Ordinaraite. Some will, some may and some, probably, will not. Joining the Ordinaraite is very much a thing which each person must determine for themselves by seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit to discern God’s will for them. After Mass and refreshments we study the “Evangelium” course which gives each member the opportunity to join in a lively and interesting discussion. The meetings are facilitated by Father Mervyn at St. Augustine’s Church, Rush Green, where he is Honorary Assistant Curate by kind permission of Father Martin, the Vicar.

Our next meeting is on Monday 7th March at 7.30 p.m.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Meeting on the 23rd February 2011

At the meeting last night it was good to welcome three new people although there are still several away due to illness. We wish them a swift recovery. Our next meeting will be on Monday 7th March with Mass at 7.30 p.m. followed by the Evangelium Course.

Monday, 21 February 2011

+David Silk Ordained

Father David Silk was ordained at Buckfast Abbey on Saturday. The Ordinary Father Keith Newton was present. He is pictured here (wearing Episcopal vestments) with Fr. David


The number of Ordinariate Groups around the UK are growing:-
Beckenham and Bromley Ordinariate Group
Birmingham Ordinariate Group
Black Country Ordinariate Group
Bournemouth Area Ordinariate Group
Bristol Ordinariate Group
Derby Ordinariate Group
Eastbourne (and East Sussex) Ordinariate Group
East Kent Ordinariate Group
Harlow Ordinariate Group
Isle of Wight & Portsmouth Ordinariate  Group
London (North) Ordinariate Group
London (South/Central) Ordinariate  Group
Manchester Ordinariate Group
Oxford Ordinariate Group
Peterborough Ordinariate Group
Reading Ordinariate Group
Redbridge & Havering Ordinariate  Group
Sarum Ordinariate Group (Salisbury, W. Hants, S.Dorset)
Scottish Ordinariate Group (based in Inverness)
Shropshire Ordinariate Group
Sevenoaks Ordinariate Group
Southend Ordinariate Group
Southwest Ordinariate Group
Tunbridge Wells Ordinariate Group
Welsh Ordinariate Group

For more details see The Ordinariate Portal (click here)

Sunday, 20 February 2011


7.30 P.M. Mass
followed by refreshments and The Evangelium Course
All interested are very welcome.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Mass, Exposition & Benediction

from the Ordinariate Portal:-

Fr Jean-Claude Selvini has written to invite anyone (especially those in the Hainault/Chigwell and Barkingside area) to Mass, Exposition & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at Our Lady of the Assumption, Hainault, for the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham on Tuesday 22 February at 10.00am.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

+David Silk

Report from the Southwest Ordinariate Group blog:
A small group of people gathered in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at Buckfast Abbey today for the ordination to the diaconate of David Silk.  Bishop Christopher Budd administered the sacrament with warmth.  He paid tribute to David’s extensive ministry in the Anglican Communion.  A very nice touch was to see Bishop Budd using one of David’s Australian Crossiers, carved in the shape of a tropical bird.  Mrs Silk helped David to vest in dalmatic. 

Our prayers are offered for Deacon David as he prepares for his priesting on Friday.

Sunday, 13 February 2011


As of this morning, the count by country is:
Canada:                  30
United States:      36
United Kingdom  18
TOTAL                     84
More groups seem to be on the way in the three countries we have on the board and Australia is yet to come.
I have taken these figures from the “The Anglo-Catholic” in an article by Brother Stephen Treat O.Cist.
About Br. Stephen Treat, O.Cist
Br. Stephen Treat, O.Cist. is a monk of the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Spring Bank. Like many others, his path led from an evangelical childhood in the South to Anglicanism and into the Roman Catholic Church. Our Lady of Spring Bank is a small Abbey of the Order of Cistercians, generally known as the Common Cistercians, located on 600 acres near La Crosse, Wisconsin

Saturday, 12 February 2011

+Edwin Barnes Ordained to the Diaconate

Our congratulations and prayers for +Edwin on his ordination to the Diaconate on Friday.
He is pictured with the RC Bishop of Portsmouth.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011


Last night the Redbridge and Havering Ordinariate Exploratory Group met for Mass and the continuation of the Evangelium Course at St. Augustine’s Church, Romford. We offered the Holy Sacrifice for +Edwin Barnes who is to be ordained Deacon in the RC Church on Friday becoming the fourth former Bishop to join the Ordinariate.
Due to illness our numbers were slightly down on our normal attendance and we send our good wishes and our prayers to those currently unwell for a speedy recovery. We look forward to seeing them soon.
After Mass and refreshments, we looked at the section of Evangelium concerning The Eucharist and an interesting and lively debate ensured that we had a most enjoyable and educative evening.
We meet again on Wednesday 23rd February at 7.30 p.m. and the venue is, as usual, St. Augustine’s. Rush Green, Romford.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Meetings held at St. Augustine’s Church, Rush Green, Romford
Tuesday 08/02 Mass 7.30 p.m.
Wed 23/02 Mass 7.30 p.m.
Monday 07/03 Mass 7.30 p.m.
Wednesday 23/03  Mass 7.30 p.m.
Monday 04/04 Mass 7.30 p.m.
Tue 19/04 Mass (Holy Week) 7.30 p.m.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011