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Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham
under the patronage of Saint John Henry Newman

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The community was established in the Spring of 2014 to serve the Ordinariate's mission in West Sussex enabling enquirers to explore the ecumenical vision of Pope Benedict XVI of bringing Anglican liturgical, spiritual and pastoral traditions into the full communion of the Catholic Church and sharing them with other Catholics.

Although the Reformation was a period of upheaval in England the Church of England maintained the greatest continuity of all Reformation churches in its teaching of Catholic faith and morals which Vatican II recognised in the decree on Ecumenism. It became a distinctive tradition rooted in the Scriptures, the teaching of the Church Fathers and the sacred liturgy which maintained most of the Catholic faith. It is this tradition, with the lost Catholic essentials now restored, which the Ordinariates of the Anglican Traditions now continue and maintain in full communion with the whole Catholic Church.


GROUP PASTOR: Fr Simon Chinery
T: 01428605358 Mobile7971523008
Asst Priests: Mgr Robert Mercer CR and Fr Graham Smith


St Richard's Catholic Church
Cawley Road
PO19 1XB

Mass Times

Solemn Mass (of Sunday) on Saturdays at 4.15pm
 according to Divine Worship - Ordinariate Use





 St Richard's Church in Chichester 2014

 Confirmation 2017

 Wedding 2018

 Concelebrated mass with our Ordinary 2015

 Crowning of Mary 2017