News from the Ordinariates

Saint Gregory the Great is a Community of The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter, which includes the United States and Canada. The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham includes the United Kingdom. The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross includes Australia and Japan. Learn more about the Ordinariates, here.

Read the September issue of The Portal from the UK

Read the September 2021 edition of The Portal here. Members of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in the United Kingdom publish The Portal on the first day of each month. It is a free on-line publication for the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham and for Anglicans who are interested in the Ordinariate as well as all our Catholic friends.

The Portal features News and Comment, Events, Personalities, Catholic teaching, Letters, and Features, as well as news from Ordinariate Missions in England, Scotland and Wales.

This month’s issue includes:

Portal Comment – Will Burton reflects
Come and enjoy history! – Joanna Bogle
Thinking about Afghanistan – Snapdragon
Hospital Chaplaincy and Bible Reading – Fr Matthew Pittam
Are we ‘all modernists now’? – Fr Simon Heans
Oxfordshire’s Hidden Gem – Eliza Trebelcock
Reclaiming the Piazza III – Review
Pilgrimage to Walsingham
News from the Ordinariate – around the UK
Calendar and Prayer Intentions
Finding us at prayer – in England, Scotland and Wales
The Sisters of the BVM – Abbot Cuthbert Brogan OSB
A New Ordinariate Group – Jackie Ottaway and Ronald Crane
Our window on the CofE – The Revd Paul Benfield
Aid to the Church in Need – Fionn Shiner
Ordinariate ‘Tenth Anniversary’ Festival – The Revd Dr Michael Halsall
Letters to the Editor
Thoughts on Newman – Revd Dr Stephen Morgan

Read the September Newsletter from Australia

The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross includes worship communities from across Australia. You can read their September 2021 newsletter here and find back issues of their newsletter here.

This issue includes:

  • The Ordinary’s Message
  • From the First Three Minutes to Us
  • Why Don’t We Ask Non- Catholics to Convert Anymore?
  • Seminarian Snippets
  • Goings-On
  • September Calendar

Read the August Newsletter from Australia

The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross includes worship communities from across Australia.

You can read their August 2021 newsletter here and find back issues of their newsletter here.

This issue includes:

The Ordinary’s Message
First Things First
Seminarian Snippets
Goings-On About the Ordinariate
Divine Worship Office Book Commonwealth Edition
August Calendar

Read the August issue of The Portal from the UK

Read the August 2021 edition of The Portal here. Members of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in the United Kingdom publish The Portal on the first day of each month. It is a free on-line publication for the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham and for Anglicans who are interested in the Ordinariate as well as all our Catholic friends.

The Portal features News and Comment, Events, Personalities, Catholic teaching, Letters, and Features, as well as news from Ordinariate Missions in England, Scotland and Wales.

This month’s issue includes:

Choice-Dignity-Forgiveness – Gabriel Gilson
Fatima: The Family and the Church – book review
The Extraordinary Rite – Snapdragon
Rural Evangelism – Fr Matthew Pittam
Italian Chapel in Orkney – Eliza Trebelcock
Walsingham Pilgrimage – Saturday 4th September
Walsingham in Lockdown – book review
Divine Worship : Daily Office – Order now
News from the Ordinariate – around the UK
Calendar and Prayer Intentions
Finding us at prayer – in England, Scotland and Wales
The Assumption of Mary – Saint John Henry Newman
On Love Selected Writings – book review
Dominic Barberi – book review
Aid to the Church in Need – Fionn Shiner
The holy parents of Saint Thérèse – book review
After Humanity – book review
Our window on the CofE – The Revd Paul Benfield
Thoughts on Newman – Revd Dr Stephen Morgan

Spring/Summer Newsletter from Our Lady of Walsingham

The Friends of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham was established in 2011 to assist with the work of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in England and Wales through both practical and financial support. The Friends of the Ordinariate was also established in order to raise awareness of the Ordinariate’s life and mission within the wider Catholic community.publish semi-annual newsletters.

You can read their Spring/Summer 2021 edition here.

It’s contents include:

  • From the President by Mgr Keith Newton
  • Chairman’s Message by Nicolas Ollivant
  • Letter to an Anglican Clerical Friend by Father John Hunwicke
  • Home Sweet Home by Alex Garner
  • Converts and Walsingham by Father Michael Rear
  • The Revd. Henry Croyland Thorold – An Ordinariate Priest ahead of his time? A personal memoir by Michael Hodges
  • News from the Ordinariate – A Letter from Mother Winsome SBVM
  • The Rt. Rev. William Gordon Wheeler by Michael Hodges
  • Ambrose Lisle March Phillipps De Lisle – The Eternal Optimist and Ecumenist by Gerard De Lisle
  • Memories of a Monsignor by Monsignor Robert Mercer
  • The Revd Dr Alan Griffin 1944-2020 Priest, Scholar, and Author by Colette Griffin
  • An appreciation of Monsignor Mark Langham (1960-2021) by Monsignor Keith Newton
  • Archbishop Philip Tartaglia (1951-2021) – An Appreciation by Father Len Black
  • Ernest Christopher Dowson by Michael Hodges and Peter Sefton-Williams
  • Book Review – “Father Brown Reforms the Liturgy – Monsignor John O’Connor’s ‘Why revive the Liturgy and how?’” Hugh Somerville Knapman OSB A review by A M J L Delarue
  • Henry Clutton (1819-1893) by John Martin Robinson

Read the July issue of The Portal from the UK

Read the July 2021 edition of The Portal here. Members of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in the United Kingdom publish The Portal on the first day of each month. It is a free on-line publication for the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham and for Anglicans who are interested in the Ordinariate as well as all our Catholic friends.

The Portal features News and Comment, Events, Personalities, Catholic teaching, Letters, and Features, as well as news from Ordinariate Missions in England, Scotland and Wales.

This month’s issue includes:

  • Portal Comment – The Becket Exhibition
  • Let’s teach history! – Joanna Bogle
  • Birthdays – Snapdragon
  • Goings on in Monks Kirby – Fr Matthew Pittam
  • Discernment, Selection and Formation Matters –  Fr Michael Halsall
  • ‘Grief to Grace’ – Fr Dominic Allain
  • Saint Agatha’s – Jackie Ottaway and Ronald Crane
  • Lay Conference –  Jackie Ottaway and Ronald Crane
  • News from the Ordinariate – around the UK
  • After the third Collect – Fr David Lashbrooke
  • Calendar and Prayer Intentions
  • Finding us at prayer – in England, Scotland and Wales
  • No Ordinary Shepherds – Book Review
  • Ministry of catechist – Dr Caroline Farey
  • Aid to the Church in Need – Fionn Shiner
  • On the Move… – Mother Winsome
  • Our window on the CofE – The Revd Paul Benfield
  • Thoughts on Newman – Revd Dr Stephen Morgan

Read the July Newsletter from Australia

The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross includes worship communities from across Australia.

You can read their July 2021 newsletter here and find back issues of their newsletter here.

This issue contains:

  • The Ordinary’s Message
  • Seminarian Snippets
  • Anniversaries and Goings-On
  • The Office Book!
  • On Divine Mercy and the Ironies of God
  • July Calendar

Read the June Newsletter from Australia

The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross includes worship communities from across Australia.

You can read their June 2021 newsletter here and find back issues of their newsletter here.

This issue contains:

  • The Ordinary’s Message
  • Seminarian Snippets
  • Why the Ordinariate? A view from the pew…
  • Anniversaries and Goings-On
  • On Being In, not Of the World
  • June Calendar

Read the June issue of The Portal from the UK

Read the June 2021 edition of The Portal here. Members of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in the United Kingdom publish The Portal on the first day of each month. It is a free on-line publication for the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham and for Anglicans who are interested in the Ordinariate as well as all our Catholic friends.

The Portal features News and Comment, Events, Personalities, Catholic teaching, Letters, and Features, as well as news from Ordinariate Missions in England, Scotland and Wales.

This month’s issue includes:

  • Portal Comment – Will Burton reflects
  • Remarkable women – Joanna Bogle
  • Pope establishes ministry of catechist – Isabella Piro
  • Historic centre – Fr Matthew Pittam
  • Ten Years of Priestly Formation – Fr Michael Halsall
  • Saint Mary’s Parish Church Lastingham – Eliza Trebelcock
  • Saint Charles Lwanga – Ian O’Hara
  • Ordinariate Lay Conference – Stephen Slack
  • News from the Ordinariate – around the UK
  • Calendar and Prayer Intentions
  • Finding us at prayer – in England, Scotland and Wales
  • Looking back… and forward! – Gabriel Gilson
  • Book review – Rev D N J-M Bayliss
  • Daily Office – Daily Prayer – Daily Sacred Scripture – Fr Christopher Lindlar
  • Our window on the CofE – The Revd Paul Benfield
  • Aid to the Church in Need – Fionn Shiner
  • Places to Visit – Gabriel Gilson
  • Book review – Fr Simon Heans
  • Thoughts on Newman – Revd Dr Stephen Morgan

Read the May issue of The Portal from the UK

Read the May 2021 edition of The Portal here. Members of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in the United Kingdom publish The Portal on the first day of each month. It is a free on-line publication for the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham and for Anglicans who are interested in the Ordinariate as well as all our Catholic friends.

The Portal features News and Comment, Events, Personalities, Catholic teaching, Letters, and Features, as well as news from Ordinariate Missions in England, Scotland and Wales.

This month’s issue includes:

  • Portal Comment – The Story of Nasarean
  • A Personal tribute to HRH The Prince Philip – Joanna Bogle
  • Catechism: A Wonderful Anniversary! – Fr Matthew Pittam
  • Ordinariate Seminarians 
  • Portalmag Podcast – Ian O’Hara
  • Saint of the Month: St Philip Neri – Ian O’Hara
  • Calendar and Prayer Intentions
  • Lay Conference – Saturday 12th June 2021
  • Finding us at prayer – in England, Scotland and Wales
  • An Opinion – Christopher Smith
  • Book Review – Barry Barnes
  • Prime Time – Fr James Bradley
  • Our window on the CofE – The Revd Paul Benfield
  • Aid to the Church in Need – Fionn Shiner
  • Book Review – Rosalind Starkie
  • International Conference (online)
  • Thoughts on Newman – Revd Dr Stephen Morgan

Read the May Newsletter from Australia

The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross includes worship communities from across Australia.

You can read their May 2021 newsletter here and find back issues of their newsletter here.

This issue contains:

  • The Ordinary’s Message
  • Seminarian Snippets
  • The Church of England’s Imminent Death
  • Anniversaries and Goings-On
  • May Calendar

Read the April issue of The Portal from the UK

Read the April 2021 edition of The Portal here. Members of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in the United Kingdom publish The Portal on the first day of each month. It is a free on-line publication for the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham and for Anglicans who are interested in the Ordinariate as well as all our Catholic friends.

The Portal features News and Comment, Events, Personalities, Catholic teaching, Letters, and Features, as well as news from Ordinariate Missions in England, Scotland and Wales.

This month’s issue includes:

  • Portal Comment – Will Burton reflects
  • Sunday Mass and children – Joanna Bogle
  • School days – Snapdragon
  • Catechism: Funerals – Fr Matthew Pittam
  • Mass in a ‘Shed’ – Fr Len Black
  • Portalmag Podcast – Ian O’Hara 
  • Book Review – Fr Simon Ellis
  • Book Review – Elizabeth Crane
  • Calendar and Prayer Intentions
  • Finding us at prayer – in England, Scotland and Wales
  • Saint of the month – Ian O’Hara
  • Book Review – Fr Michael Halsall
  • Preparing for Divine Worship: Daily Office
  • Our window on the CofE – The Revd Paul Benfield
  • Aid to the Church in Need – Fionn Shiner
  • Book Review – Amette Ley
  • Book Review – Eliza Trebelcock
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Thoughts on Newman – Revd Dr Stephen Morgan

Read the April Newsletter from Australia

The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross includes worship communities across Australia.

You can read their April 2021 newsletter here and find back issues of their newsletter here.

This issue contains:

  • Seminarian Snippets
  • Saint Who?
  • Anniversaries and Goings-On
  • April Calendar
  • Catholics after Covid: The Church Emerging

Read the March Newsletter from Australia

The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross includes worship communities across Australia.

You can read their March 2021 newsletter here and find back issues of their newsletter here.

This issue includes:

  • Saint Who?
  • What Does a Real Hymn Look Like?
  • Restoring Sunday Obligation
  • Seminarian Snippets
  • Monthly Calendar

Read the March issue of The Portal from the UK

Read the March 2021 edition of The Portal here. Members of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in the United Kingdom publish The Portal on the first day of each month. It is a free on-line publication for the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham and for Anglicans who are interested in the Ordinariate as well as all our Catholic friends.

The Portal features News and Comment, Events, Personalities, Catholic teaching, Letters, and Features, as well as news from Ordinariate Missions in England, Scotland and Wales.

This month’s issue includes:

  • Portal Comment – Will Burton reflects
  • Mary and Evangelisation – Joanna Bogle
  • Modern technology – Snapdragon
  • Catechism: A timely warning – Fr Matthew Pittam
  • The prison journal that should never have been written – Review by Bishop Lindsay Urwin
  • The Ordinariate Chantry Guild – Fr Ian Hellyer
  • An Organ Acompaniment to the Propers in Divine Worship: The Missal – Stephen Collins
  • Letter from Luis Cardinal Ladaria – of the CDF
  • Calendar and Prayer Intentions
  • Finding us at prayer – in England, Scotland and Wales
  • Letter to the Editor
  • A Year of St Joseph – Fr Michael Halsall
  • Constant, affectionate, deliberate – Fr James Bradley
  • Our window on the CofE – The Revd Paul Benfield
  • Aid to the Church in Need – Fionn Shiner
  • At school in lockdown – Fr Antony J Homer
  • The Head’s View – James Down
  • Covid-19 and academia – Prof. Michael Thrusfield
  • Thoughts on Newman – Revd Dr Stephen Morgan

Read the February Newsletter from Australia

The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross includes worship communities across Australia. 

Read the February 2021 newsletter from the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross here. You can find back issues of their newsletter here.

This issue includes:

  • In Praise of Dispassion
  • Saint Who?
  • Welcoming new members
  • Looking ahead to Lent
  • Vocations Appeal, and Clergy Anniversaries this month