...a formal announcement today:
Smith has entrusted the pastoral care of the Precious Blood parish, Borough, to the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. Monsignor
Keith Newton, in agreement with Archbishop Peter, is appointing Father
Christopher Pearson as Priest in Charge with effect from 7th January 2013.
This is cause for great rejoicing!
The South London Ordinariate has been worshipping at Precious Blood Church for the past several months, with weekly Evensong and Mass in addition to the Sunday liturgy, and is is a great, great joy that this fine church, right near London Bridge in an historic corner of London, will now be in the care of the Ordinariate and with Father Christopher as Priest in Charge. A new chapter of London's long Christian story now begins as the Ordinariate - bringing the Anglican patrimony into full communion with Rome and the worldwide Church - tackles its mission in this place with joy and dedication.