(Telegraph) Church of England braced for first wave of defections to Catholic Church

John Broadhurst, Andrew Burnham and Keith Newton will be ordained into the priesthood at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday, it was announced yesterday.

The Ordinariate, the group for disaffected Anglican priests and their congregations who seek full communion in the Catholic Church, will also take in its first members.

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2 comments on “(Telegraph) Church of England braced for first wave of defections to Catholic Church

  1. A Senior Priest says:

    Two of my closest friends in the C of E clergy have already swum the Tiber. One is now a very happy priest, the other worships in the character of a layman.

  2. kmh1 says:

    ‘…the other worships in the character of a layman.’
    Sounds like a Father Brown mystery! 🙂