Tablet: Hundreds of Anglicans start move to Ordinariate

9 03 2011

From the Tablet website:

Hundreds of Anglicans have formally left the Church of England and today start their preparation to join the British ordinariate. Today, Ash Wednesday, is the deadline for groups wishing to join the Catholic Church via the new structure who wish to be received on Easter Day. Research by The Tablet found that at least 600 laity are planning to join the ordinariate and latest predictions suggest they will be joined by up to 60 clergy. Among them is Fr Ian Hellyer, a father of eight, from Bovey Tracey in Devon. It has also emerged that a church in Euston has been offered to the ordinariate. A spokesman for the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales said that St Anne’s, Laxton Place, which is currently closed, is being considered for the central London group. He added that a principal church for the Ordinariate had yet to be identified.