Blessed John Henry Newman

Blessed John Henry Newman

Please pray for


to be ordained to the priesthood today, October 19th 2013

by the Archbishop of Southwark, the Most Revd Peter Smith

at the Church of the Most Precious Blood, Borough

for the service of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham

Blessed John Henry Newman, pray for us



About Scott Anderson

Formerly an Anglican priest (ordained 1975) received into the Catholic Church in February 2012, and ordained to the Diaconate on 27th July 2013. I took early retirement, and divide my time between London and northern France. I am deeply committed to the Ordinariate as a gift of the Holy Spirit in the search for unity. Like many Ordinariate members I feel a personal gratitude to Pope Emeritus Benedict, together with loyalty to our Holy Father, Pope Francis. My blog tries to make a small contribution to the growth of the Ordinariate by asking questions (and proposing some answers) about the 'Anglican Patrimony'. I have always been fascinated by the whole issue of growth and decline, and therefore concerned for appropriate means of evangelisation in western Europe. I believe that the Holy Spirit is constantly renewing the People of God and that we must be open to him. My love of music and motorcycles will occasionally surface in my posts. On Saturday 19th October 2013, I was ordained to the Priesthood at Most Precious Blood, Borough, by the Most Revd Peter Smith, Archbishop of Southwark, for the service of the Ordinariate of our Lady of Walsingham. I continued to serve the Ordinariate group and Parish at Most Precious Blood until the end of 2014. Subsequently, I helped in the care of the Ordinariate Groups at Hemel Hempstead and Croydon, and in the Archdiocese of Southwark, until the beginning of September 2015. With the agreement of my Ordinary, Mgr Keith Newton, the Bishop of Amiens appointed me Administrator of the Parish of Notre Dame des Etangs (Pont Remy) in Picardie, France. This appointment is to last for a year, to give the Bishop the opportunity to assess the future of the parish.
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5 Responses to Ordination

  1. DAVID MAWSON says:

    Best thing since sliced bread! Mass said for you both at Shrewsbury Cathedral this morning. Best wishes!  David


  2. Rhiannon says:

    woz there – very good to see you

    • Harry says:

      So was I, I’d hoped that we might meet, but then how would we recognise eachother?

      • Rhiannon says:

        How did I miss this, Harry? Perhaps you won’t dee this, now. Yes, that would have been good. As it turned out, I didn’t arrive until the last minute – couldn’t get off the train at Waterloo, owing to The Gap and had to be rescued. Then I had to get away sharpish, because the cattery phoned to say that the cat seemed to be off-colour –
        Another time, perhaps –

  3. MARCOS says:

    Congratulations Fr Scott Anderson. I always wandered where you’ve moved to after St Andrew’s WG. Good news!
    I moved back to Brazil in 1998 and in 2006 I was received into the Greek Orthodox Churchc of Antioch. I am a subdeacon and a repentant sinner.
    God bless you.

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