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A possible way into the Ordinariate liturgy

Like many former English Anglican clergy of my generation I grew up at a time of liturgical change. I can still recite by heart some of the liturgy of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer which I learnt as a … Continue reading

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Another model for Ordinariate life and mission

In the early days of the Ordinariate I tried to identify some ‘models’ which might be appropriate for groups with their pastors. My initial experience was of the ‘church-planting’ model, successfully applied at the Most Precious Blood at Borough in … Continue reading

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The setting of the Liturgy

In the 1930’s the Kelham Fathers built the Great Chapel for their monastery and theological college near Newark-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire. The architect was Charles Clayton Thompson, and to my knowledge he built no other churches. Yet it is one of … Continue reading

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Our Lady St Mary

In the Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England (1662) the place of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the scheme of Redemption is commemorated in the Collect and Preface of Christmas. There are Propers for the feasts of … Continue reading

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Sunday evenings

It is sometimes said that ‘Evensong’ or ‘Evensong and Benediction’ is the typical worship of the Ordinariate, at least in the UK. Certainly, it is more familiar and easier to find your way around than the Ordinariate Form of the … Continue reading

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Ordinariate Groups: Mission Stations – or Rest Homes

Those of us who had the pleasure and privilege of knowing the late Bishop Brian Masters (Area Bishop of Edmonton in the Anglican diocese of London) have a fund of his witty¬† – and very much to the point – … Continue reading

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That they may be one

In the parish lounge at Most Precious Blood, the Ordinariate church in South London, we are building a collection of photographs. They are images of Popes and Archbishops of Canterbury, meeting each other: they are a constant reminders of the … Continue reading

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