Monday 9th November 2015
The fifth anniversary of the erection of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham occurs early in the New Year. The Ordinariate has been preparing for this by undertaking a wide ranging survey of its current situation. Extensive interviews were held with clergy and laity across the country. The responses received have been collated into a report that will be used to inform the Ordinary and the Governing Council as they plan for the next five years. The findings will now be discussed in the local Ordinariate groups to identify how the particular mission of the Ordinariate can best be carried forward.
Mgr. Keith Newton, in thanking those involved in producing the document, said that the report highlights the great progress that had been achieved since the Ordinariate was founded but also where improvements need to be made. It also emphasises the need to explain better the distinctive nature and role of the Ordinariate both among its members and among the wider church.
The main findings of the report can be found here in the Documents section on the Resources page of this website
The full survey report has been distributed to clergy and to members of the Pastoral Council for dissemination and discussion across the Ordinariate.