Author: Matthew Topham

Carol Service In the Church of the Assumption, Warwick St.

On Monday 21st December 2020 there will be a Carol Service at the principal church of the Ordinariate, The Assumption, Warwick St, Soho. It will be in aid of the Music Fund and sung by the choir.   You can either attend in

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S Andrew’s Day & the Reconciliation of England

On this day in 1554, Reginald, Cardinal Pole, Archbishop of Canterbury, absolved both houses of the English Parliament of their schism and heresy, which they had solemnly renounced. As we know, this return to the bosom of Peter was to

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Divine Worship: The Missal now back in stock

Divine Worship: The Missal, study edition

Friends and curious observers of the Ordinariate will be pleased at the news that the Catholic Truth Society is once again stocking the Study version of Divine Worship: The Missal, which had been unavailable for a long time. This missal

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Fr. Alan Griffin

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr Alan Griffin, a priest of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, who died suddenly at home on Sunday 8th November.  His funeral will be at Our Lady of the

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“Four Candles” Day of Recollection

An initiative from the Ordinariate’s Vocations and Formation Committee, “Four Candles” is ” an Advent retreat day for Ordinariate members. It’s on Saturday 5th December from 11am to 4pm and will be held via Zoom.” The committee continues: No, don’t

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Damien Thompson &Fr. David Palmer

Click here for another episode of Holy Smoke, the Spectator’s religion podcast, featuring another priest of the Ordinariate, Fr. David Palmer, on his resolution to continue to offer the sacraments to his people during the coming lockdown.

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11th Anniversary of Anglicanorum Coetibus

On this day in 2009, the Feast of S Charles Borromeo, Benedict XVIth signed the Apostolic Consitution Anglicanorum Coetibus, which gave (and gives) life and purpose to the Personal Ordinariates. The timing of the document is significant for a number

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Bulletin on Divine Worship, Vol. 1.2

The latest edition of the Bulletin on Divine Worship is now available, featuring liturgical notes for Advent. Fans of the Ordinariate’s Patrimony will particularly enjoy the discouraging of the spurious cult of the ‘Advent Wreath’, the encouragement of the sung

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A Message from the Ordinary

Mgr. Keith Newton, our Ordinary, offers this new reflection on the feast of our Patron, S. John Henry Newman, in which he speaks of the great Saint’s own conversion, especially as it reflects and models that of those of us

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Patronal Feast – S. John Henry Newman

Today is the Ordinariate’s Patronal Feast, of S John Henry Newman, our great forerunner. On this day, in 1845, Newman was received home into the bosom of Holy Church, at the hands of Bl. Dominic Barberi, at Littlemore, the quasi-monastic

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