"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! Our primary aim is to help the Ordinariate fulfill its mission of encouraging Anglicans to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church whilst retaining some of their most cherished traditions. The ordination of 10 former Anglicans as deacons in June 2017 shows that the Ordinariate is rising to this challenge with confidence. But, being a relatively new body, funds are inevitably scarce. That is why we are appealing to the wider Catholic Church for help. The “Friends” is a separate organisation from the Ordinariate though we meet regularly with the Ordinary. In addition, two of the Ordinariate’s most senior priests are trustees.
This site contains information about our work, which includes fund raising events and special services. All Catholics and Anglicans are most welcome to our events. We hope this site will provide you with answers to any questions you may have about the Ordinariate and the work of the “Friends”. 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
Friends of the Ordinariate Newsletter
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