UK Ordinariate lay people discuss mission at conference

Fr. Simon Chinery, who handles communications for the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham posted the following over at Independent Catholic News.

Last week, Worth Abbey hosted the first Lay Conference of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. An initiative of the Ordinariate’s Pastoral Council, the three day conference brought together some 50 delegates from groups across Great Britain to discuss how to move forward the Ordinariate’s mission.

Keynote addresses were given by well-known priest and blogger Fr Ed Tomlinson of the Tunbridge Wells mission and by Catholic historian Dr James Kelly of Durham University. The Ordinary, Mgr Keith Newton, also spoke to the conference. There were also lengthy discussions and Question and Answer sessions where delegates sought to understand the issues and opportunities facing the Ordinariate and identify the best way to address these.

Work is already well underway to identify projects that the Pastoral Council can carry forward and to formulate proposals to the Ordinariate’s Governing Council.

Recordings of the keynote talks are available on the website of the Portal Magazine:

This is great news!   I hope to listen to the keynote talks over the weekend.  I hope you will avail yourself of the opportunity also.

I suspect the issues and opportunities in the UK have some overlap with those in North America and Australia, and differences as well.

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