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The Personal Ordinariate of
Our Lady of Walsingham

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The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham was established in 2011 by Pope Benedict XVI to allow Anglicans to enter into the full communion of the Catholic Church whilst retaining much of their heritage and traditions. Though established by Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Francis has, during his pontificate, shown the Ordinariates his full support and blessing as we continue to constantly respond to calling of the Holy Spirit.

'In recent times the Holy Spirit has moved groups of Anglicans to petition repeatedly and insistently to be received into full Catholic communion individually as well as corporately. The Apostolic See has responded favourably to such petitions. Indeed, the successor of Peter, mandated by the Lord Jesus to guarantee the unity of the episcopate and to preside over and safeguard the universal communion of all the Churches, could not fail to make available the means necessary to bring this holy desire to realization.'

Apostolic Constitution, Anglicanorum Coetibus, Benedict XVI

We exist to promote the unity of all Christians with the Apostolic See, and faithfully to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the rich treasures of our traditions. You are welcome - come and find out more.

If you would like to discern about joining The Ordinariate, or being received into the full communion of the Catholic Church through the Ordinariate, please do contact Fr David using the 'contact us' form at the bottom of every page, or join us at the parish church in person. All initial conversations are held in confidence. 

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