Author: Richard Hawker

New archbishop of Southwark, friend of the Ordinariate!

It has been announced today that John Wilson, currently titular bishop of Lindisfarne, and auxiliary in Westminster, will be the next archbishop of Southwark, following the retirement of Peter Smith. Bishop Wilson will be installed as archbishop on the 25th

Ascension day

Hail the day that sees him rise, Alleluia! to his throne beyond the skies. Alleluia! Christ, the Lamb for sinners given, Alleluia! enters now the highest heaven. Alleluia!  There for him high triumph waits; Alleluia! lift your heads, eternal gates. Alleluia! He has conquered

News from Pembury

Fr Ed Tomlinson, over at the Tunbridge Wells Ordinariate mission, based at St. Anselm’s Pembury has written an excellent article about how far they have come over the last eight years. Do go over there and have a read, and

Easter IV from the Christian Year

My Saviour, can it ever beThat I should gain by losing Thee?The watchful mother tarries nigh,Though sleep have closed her infant’s eye;For should he wake, and find her gone.She knows she could not bear his moan.But I am weaker than a

Easter III

1 At the Lamb’s high feast we singpraise to our victorious King,who has washed us in the tideflowing from his pierced side;praise we him whose love divinegives his sacred blood for wine,gives his body for the feast,Christ the victim, Christ

It’s the First of May

Which can only mean one thing: the Lincolnshire Poacher! The happy birds Te Deum sing, ‘Tis Mary’s month of May; Her smile turns winter into spring, And darkness into day; And there’s a fragrance in the air, The bells their

Evensong in Cambridge Tonight

Part of the work of the Friends is supporting events organised by individual Ordinariate Groups, particularly if they help to raise the profile of the Ordinariate as a whole. We are therefore pleased to be sponsoring an Evensong & Benediction

Good Friday

And can it be that I should gain An int’rest in the Savior’s blood? Died He for me, who caused His pain? For me, who Him to death pursued? Amazing love! how can it be That Thou, my God, shouldst

Maundy Thursday

Of the glorious body telling, O my tongue, its mysteries sing. And the blood, all price excelling, Which the world’s eternal King, In a noble womb once dwelling, Shed for this world’s ransoming. Given for us, for us descending, Of

Passiontide Hymns

We have said many times that an essential part of the “Anglican Patrimony” is the preservation and encouragement of English music, both choral and congregational. We would like, therefore, to showcase some of the finest Passiontide music. Firstly is Samuel

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