Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Meeting 19th April

The Redbridge and Havering Ordinariate Exploratory Group met at St. Augustine’s, Rush Green for Mass and a continuation of the Evangelium Course. The possibility of our joining the Walsingham Pilgrimage to the Catholic Shrine on the 2nd July which is to be led the Msg. Keith Newton, was discussed and further enquiries are to be made.

The next meeting is Tuesday 3rd May at St. Augustine’s Church, Rush Green Romford at 7.30 p.m.

Monday, 4 April 2011



Today a letter from Bishop Lindsay Urwin related that the two Franciscans attached to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham have left to join the Friars Minor of the RC Church. They will be sadly missed at the Shrine where, in the short time they have been there, they have made a big impression. We wish them every blessing in their new community.


Joanna Bogle: England & the Holy Father

From Joanna Bogle’s blog:

The Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham went to Rome – in the person of Mgr Keith Newton, accompanied by Bishop Alan Hopes. They took with them a statue of Our Lady of Walsingham, and a new book, just published, about the shrine, together with an album showing recent Ordinariate events in Britain. How very satisfying to see scenes of the Holy Father warmly greeting Mgr Newton and talking eagerly with him and with Bishop Alan, and how exciting to watch each new chapter of this new venture unfolding. The Ordinariate is going quietly from strength to strength. There will be many good things happening here in the next months and years: just watch. And pray.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Msg. Keith Newton meets Holy Father

According to the Bulletin of the Vatican Information Service, the Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, Mgr Keith Newton, together with Bishop Alan Hopes and William Cardinal Levada, met this morning in a private audience with the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI. (from the Ordinariate Portal)
More details as they become available.