You will remember that Fr. Stephen Hill was recently transferred from St. Ninian and St. Chad, Maylands, Perth (where he was the parish priest of the Principal Church of the Australian Ordinariate) to Newcastle, New South Wales, to gather a new Ordinariate community. The community in formation now has its own facebook page. On 28th May the following was posted:
The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross is coming to the Hunter / Newcastle region!
There are many people in the Catholic Church who have come from the English tradition. Some of them became Catholic recently. Others have been Catholic for decades. Many became Catholic when they married.
However, what many Catholics who have come from the English tradition have in common is that they miss something that they left behind. Perhaps it is the hymn singing, or Evensong, or the hearty sermons of the Anglo-Catholic tradition, or the English pastoral approach.
Or perhaps you are a “cradle” Catholic who is looking to celebrate the liturgy in a more traditional manner, but the Latin Mass just isn’t for you.
The Anglo-Catholic tradition is now a valued part of the Catholic Church.
If you would like to be involved in nurturing the English Tradition within the Catholic Church, then we would love to hear from you.