Once I was a clever boy learning the arts of Oxford... is a quotation from the verses written by Bishop Richard Fleming (c.1385-1431) for his tomb in Lincoln Cathedral. Fleming, the founder of Lincoln College in Oxford, is the subject of my research for a D. Phil., and, like me, a son of the West Riding.

I have remarked in the past that I have a deeply meaningful on-going relationship with a dead fifteenth century bishop...
It was Fleming who, in effect, enabled me to come to Oxford and to learn its arts, and for that I am immensely grateful.


Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Ordinariate statistics


I have copied this from the blog of Fr Ray Blake:

From the Ordinariate Portal:

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 and Wales this year are joining the Personal Ordinariate.

Compared to dioceses, the Ordinariate is the second largest source for new Catholics in England and 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 and Wales (c. 54%).

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