"Since The Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham was established in 2011 we have been overwhelmed by the generosity and goodwill of Catholics and the enthusiasm of Anglicans, especially the clergy, to become part of this great ecumenical vision offered by Pope Benedict XVI. Now we need your help to ensure that it flourishes. We need funds to support our clergy and their families, train our priests, acquire church buildings and to help us play a full part in the New Evangelisation. The Friends of the Ordinariate was set up to help the Ordinariate with practical and financial support. I welcome you to its website and invite you to find out more. We count on your support".
Mgr Keith Newton,
Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham,
President of the Friends of the Ordinariate
"On behalf of the trustees of the Friends of the Ordinariate, welcome! I want to offer a very warm welcome to any members of the Church of England who have found their way to this page. I know this is a difficult time for you and you are probably very unsure of what the future holds both for you and for the Church of England. As a former member of the Anglican Church I can say that I understand the issues you are facing. The door to the Ordinariate stands wide open; the Ordinary and all the members of the Ordinariate would be happy to welcome you in. And, of course, a big welcome to members of the Ordinariate and to all other Catholics who have opened this page of our website. We hope that here you will find answers to your questions. If not, please go to the Contact page and send me a message."
Chairman of the Friends of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham
Towards Advent 2014
The popular Towards Advent Festival of Catholic Culture will take place in Westminster Cathedral Hall on Saturday 22 November. Doors open at 10.00am and the event will then be officially opened by Mgr Keith Newton, Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, at 10.30am. For the first time, the Friends of the Ordinariate will have a stall at the Festival. If you’re in central London on 22 November, please come along and say hello.