"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 hope that you will be able to attend the next Friends event. We organise events throughout the year. Some are fund-raising events, others are designed to raise the profile of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. During 2014 we organised an Epiphany Carol Service with the Schola Cantorum choir of the the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, a party at the residence of the Apostolic Nuncio in Wimbledon, a Mass in honour of the Blessed John Henry Newman and visits by the Ordinary, Mgr Keith Newton, to five cathedrals. This page contains information about our next event which will take place at the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory in Warwick Street, London W1. We are very honoured that HE Cardinal Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and the Rt Revd Bishop Hlib Lonchyna, head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in London will both be present. The occasion is very special as the heads of the American and Australian ordinariates will both be in London for a week from 7th February. We shall be celebrating the diversity and the catholicity of the Catholic Church. All Catholics and Anglicans are welcome to our events! 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
Evensong and Benediction with the Three Ordinaries
All three Ordinaries of the Personal Ordinariates for former Anglicans will be in the UK this February, when Mgr Jeffrey N Steenson and Mgr Harry Entwistle visit Mgr Keith Newton.
To celebrate the visit of Mgr Steenson and Mgr Entwistle to Britain, the Friends of the Ordinariate have organised Solemn Evensong and Benediction for Sunday 8 February at 6.30pm at the church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory, Warwick Street (London, W1).
Among guests of honour who will be present at this event will be His Eminence Vincent, Cardinal Nichols and The Rt Revd Hlib Lonchyna, Eparchial Bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of the Holy Family of London.
Music will include Charles Wood's 'Hail, gladdening Light!', William Mathias' 'Let the people praise thee, O God', Edward Elgar's 'O salutaris hostia', Responses: John Reading 'in A'; Canticles: Herbert Howells 'Collegium Regale'.