For some obscure reason, there is news on the blogasphere, originating from Australia, that tomorrow the Archbishop of Canterbury will announce the resignations of the Bishop of Richborough and the Bishop of Ebbsfleet to join the Ordinariate.
Why did this important news come from Australia? I have no idea and one might have thought that it should be announced first in the UK. It is possibly a leak and it is possibly inaccurate as well but we will have to wait until tomorrow to see if any such announcement is made. If this is confirmed it will mean that, so far, four Bishops have indicated that they will be joining the Ordinariate: Richborough, Ebbsfleet, Fulham and the retired Bishop of Richborough the Rt. Revd Edwin Barnes SSC. The Parish of S Peter’s Folkestone have already indicated that they will be joining and to my personal knowledge there are five others in my immediate area who are making preparations to join plus:-.
REDBRIDGE AND HAVERING ORDINARIATE GROUP
We meet on Wednesday 10th November at 7.30 p.m. at St. Augustine’s Church, Rush Green, Romford by kind permission of the Vicar Father Martin Howse SSC. Mass will be celebrated at 7.30 p.m. followed by the Course Evangelium. All are welcome and coming to this exploration does not commit you to joining the Ordinariate.