The Ordinariate Portal, the self described “one-stop site for news of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham” reported the good news on Friday of the ordination to the Order of Deacon of the highly respected former Anglican Bishop Edwin Barnes.
In former Bishop Barnes own words, “Today was very good. Bishop Crispian of Portmouth made us very welcome, and although there was only a handful of us in his private chapel for my ordination to the diaconate, we had some good music. For Our Lady of Lourdes, we’d chosen a bit of the Anglican Patrimony. We sang as an introit: Bishop Ken’s “Her Virgin Eyes saw God Incarnate born”, to Lawes’ tune ‘Farley Castle’. I was not the solitary deacon on parade; Stephen (good name for a Deacon) Morgan, who is finance secretary to the Diocese, propped me up and ensured I did not fall over my feet…”