Damian Thompson: Anglican bishop lays his mitre and crozier at the feet of Our Lady as he leaves for Rome

28 11 2010

Damian Thompson comments on Bishop Andrew Burnham’s last homily as an Anglican bishop:

An intensely touching detail from the final Anglican sermon of the Rt Rev Andrew Burnham, Bishop of Ebbsfleet, delivered yesterday at St John the Evangelist, New Hinksey, Oxford. As the Ordinate Portal reports, at the end of the service, Bishop Burnham – who will be ordained into the Ordinariate as a Catholic priest – “laid aside his crozier and mitre at the feet of Our Lady”.