The Cardiff-based Wales (South East) Group of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham is the largest of the three small Welsh groups and with their new chapel in Cardiff Cathedral and their young and dynamic pastor, Father Bernard Sixtus, they are now hoping to flourish and grow.
You can read more about the group on their newly-designed page on the Ordinariate website.
Here is the most recent extrat from the webpage:
Statue of Our Lady of Walsingham
At our meeting on Sunday 25th January 2015, we decided to commission a statue to be made especially for our reredos rather than buy something ‘off the shelf’. The statue is to be hand-carved in lindenwood, with polychrome colouring including gold leaf, by Mr Josef Albl of Oberammergau (Bavaria) – see his website http://www.albl-oberammergau.com for examples of his work. While this means we will have to continue ‘saving up’ for a while longer (we currently have just under half of the funds needed in our account and/or pledged in donations and grants), it will ensure we have a statue worthy of the reredos and altar already in place.
If you would like to contribute to our appeal, please contact Fr Bernard!
Fr Bernard Sixtus
M: 07720 272137
I am particularly pleased at this news, because it was I who made the original contact to Josef Albl in Oberammergau and provided all the details for Fr. Sixtus, so I feel that I will have some part in the Statue of Our Lady of Walsingham which will one day stand in the Metropolitan Cathedral in my father’s native Wales.