725: LOL: 39: THE PERSONAL ORDINARIATE OF OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM

Anglo-Catholics are those high-church Anglican priests who want the C. of E. to rejoin the Roman Catholic church from which it broke away in the 16th century. For the great majority of church goers the question of church unity is just not very interesting. After decades of intriguing they at last managed to get the deal with Rome that they wanted – a special order of married priesthood rather grandly called The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. Only about 100 clergy out of 16000 left for Rome; after decades of priming their congregations for this momentous act, each one brought with him on average a congregation of 5 lay people.

Source:
A. Brown & L. Woodhead “That was the church, that was. How the Church of England lost the English people” Bloomsbury Press

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