UK Ordinariate has two parishes

Parish of the Most Precious Blood in Borough (South of the river Thames) in the archdiocese of Southwark and Our Lady of the Assumption and St. Gregory in Warwick St. close to Regent St. and Piccadilly in the Westminster Archdiocese. Very happy to hear they will be able to be established and have a brick and mortar home in the church. The next step is for all the dispersed groups to have pastors. They have 80 priests so that shouldn’t be too difficult.

Its been a long time in coming, but they have now gotten two parishes in less than two weeks. :slight_smile:

**Ordinariate priest appointed to South London parish **

24 December 2012

An announcement was made yesterday (Sunday) that the Parish of the Most Precious Blood, Borough, is to be cared for by the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.

By the kind invitation of the Archbishop of Southwark, the Most Reverend Peter Smith, the diocesan parish of the Precious Blood near London Bridge station will be cared for by Fr Christopher Pearson - a priest of the Personal Ordinariate - with the permission of the Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate, Mgr Keith Newton.

Replacing the Religious Community of the Society of the Divine Saviour (Salvatorians), who currently care for the parish, Fr Pearson will undertake the pastoral care of the diocesan faithful alongside the London (South) Ordinariate Group, who have worshipped in the parish in recent months. Fr Pearson’s appointment begins in January 2013.

**London church designated for Ordinariate use **

02 January 2013

The Archbishop of Westminster, the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, has today announced that the church of Our Lady of the Assumption and Saint Gregory, Warwick Street, is being dedicated to the life of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingha

Speaking of the news, Monsignor Keith Newton, the Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate, said, “We are very grateful to Archbishop Vincent Nichols for this gesture of goodwill and support for the Ordinariate. The church is a beautiful example of ecclesiastical architecture in a very central part of London. We will be challenged to provide a strong Christian witness to those who frequent the surrounding area of Soho. It will also provide a fitting place for the liturgical and spiritual traditions of the Anglican tradition to flourish, in complete union with the Catholic Church. These demonstrate our fervent hope for the realisation of the ultimate goal of all ecumenical work, the restoration of full ecclesial communion”.

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