Brother David Butler will be ordained to the diaconate for the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham at the Ordinariate’s central church, Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory, Warwick Street, on Saturday 3 January, at 12 noon. Brother David (pictured here with the Ordinary, Mgr Keith Newton), is presently part of the Ordinariate’s formation group, looking towards ordination to the priesthood next year.
He was formerly an Anglican priest and was received into the full communion of the Catholic Church in 2009. When the Ordinariate was established. He was registered as a member and wanted his religious vows to be under the jurisdiction of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.
Brother David has been living a simple eremitical life for some years. In March 2014, he took temporary vows as a hermit during a Mass at Warwick Street.