Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in Scotland

16 02 2011

From the new website

An Ordinariate Group is beginning to come together from different parts of Scotland to explore this generous offer from Pope Benedict XVII to Episcopalians and Anglicans seeking full communion with the Catholic Church. It is hoped that the first Ordinariate Parish in Scotland will be established, centred in Inverness, but embracing people from all over Scotland who are beginning to explore the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.

Where ever you live in Scotland, there are ways of bringing you into the fold of those taking the Ordinariate Journey in Scotland.

Scottish identity

An Ordinariate, by definition, must always correspond to the jurisdiction of a Catholic Bishops’ Conference in any geographical area. In the UK there are two – the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, and the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland.

As the possibility of an Ordinariate in these island began to become a reality it became obvious that for any Ordinariate group to take root here, it should, initially at least, be part of the Ordinariate of England and Wales, but with a definite Scottish identity working through the Ordinary, Fr Keith Newton, and the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, through Bishop Philip Tartaglia of Paisely, who the Scottish Bishops have delegated to work with the Ordinariate in Scotland.

All around Scotland

At present the Scotland Ordinariate Group has people in the Highlands of Scotland, as well as Edinburgh, Glasgow, Tayside and Stirling and ways are being found, with the support of Fr Keith Newton and Bishop Philip Tartaglia, to help the group in Scotland grow.

Find out more

If you would like to find out more about the Ordinariate in Scotland please visit the website: