Ordinariate Statistics

15 03 2011

From a variety of official sources, here are some basic statistics about the Ordinariate:

  • 795 candidates for the Ordinariate were present at Rite of Election services in 2011.
  • 61 former Anglican clergy are hoping to be ordained for the Ordinariate this year.
  • The area covered by the Diocese of Brentwood has the largest proportion of the Ordinariate (240).
  • 16.8% of those entering the Catholic Church in England & Wales this year are joining the Personal Ordinariate.
  • Compared to dioceses, the Ordinariate is the second largest source for new Catholics in England & Wales this year.
  • In the area covered by Plymouth Diocese, the Ordinariate is responsible for 42.9% of new Catholics.
  • There is an Ordinariate presence in 12 out of the 22 dioceses in England & Wales (c. 54%).

Source: CBCEW: Receptions into the Church 2011