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Anglicanorum Coetibus Conference at Pusey House.

What a VERY good picture heading the entry about the Pusey Conference on Anglicanorum Coetibus!  Then I realised why it was so good.  It had been lifted without so much as 'by-your-leave' from my Ancient Richborough posting!  Careful, James…  OK, you are forgiven.

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Answering questions.

Now my machine is incapable of letting me hear the downloads from the Conference, but since, like Alice, I consider books without pictures are pretty worthless, I thought you might care to see a few more pictures from yesterday.  And what a good event it was!  Well done Pusey House!

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Fr. Baker introducing Fr. North.

Almost as important as the Conference itself was the opportunity it gave to meet and talk over the buffet lunch; here are some of the participants in the cloister.  Bishop Robert Ladds, the former Bishop of Whitby, expounds doctrine to the Vicar of Holy Trinity Reading (whose blog you may know).

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Bishop Ladds, formerly of Whitby, expounds doctrine.

And below, the Master General of SSC, Fr David Houlding, together with the Vicar of St  Andrew's Deal, Fr Christopher Lindlar.
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The Master General of SSC and the Parish Preist of St Andrew's Deal.

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About Fr. Edwin Barnes

Bishop Barnes read theology for three years at Oxford before finishing his studies at Cuddesdon College (at the time a theological college with a rather monastic character). He subsequently served two urban curacies in Portsmouth and Woking. During his first curacy, and after the statutory three years of celibacy, he married his wife Jane (with whom he has two children, Nicola and Matthew). In 1967, Bishop Barnes received his first incumbency as Rector of Farncombe in the Diocese of Guildford. After eleven years, the family moved to Hessle, in the Diocese of York, for another nine years as vicar. In 1987, he became Principal of St Stephen’s House, Oxford. In 1995, he was asked by then Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, to become the second PEV for the Province. He was based in St. Alban’s and charged with ministering to faithful Anglo-Catholics spread over the length of Southern England, from the Humber Estuary to the Channel Islands. After six years of service as a PEV, Bishop Barnes retired to Lymington on the south coast where he holds the Bishop of Winchester’s license as an honorary assistant bishop. On the retirement of the late and much lamented Bishop Eric Kemp, he was honored to be asked to succeed him as President of the Church Union. Both these appointments he resigned on becoming a Catholic in 2010. Fr. Barnes is now a priest of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, caring for an Ordinariate Group in Southbourne, Bournemouth.

4 thoughts on “Pusey Pictures

  1. No, most of the site is now a college of Oxford University. Back in the 1960s, a number of rooms were let as lodgings – I spent two years there. But I don't think there is any way to change it into a hall of residence for theological students now. If this is in the context of a possible English Ordinariate, one would have to ask whether suitable theological education could be provided. Granted that several religious orders train men in Oxford, the Ordinariate would have to focus on secular priests, and I doubt the modern theology degree course in the University is very suitable. Another problem is whether the charitable purposes of Pusey House (or for that matter St. Stephen's House) commit such places irrevocably to the Church of England.

  2. I also spent a year in Pusey House, overlapping actually with Michael Gray – greetings, Michael! I wonder if there is any mileage in the idea Mr McGregor suggests. I do not know what is the position of Pusey House under charity law, but it is next door to Blackfriars, the premier site for Catholic theology in Oxford. If a way could be found through the charity laws, Pusey House might well be of use to the Ordinariate.


  3. Fr Bill East:

    I also spent a year in Pusey House, overlapping actually with Michael Gray – greetings, Michael! I wonder if there is any mileage in the idea Mr McGregor suggests. I do not know what is the position of Pusey House under charity law, but it is next door to Blackfriars, the premier site for Catholic theology in Oxford. If a way could be found through the charity laws, Pusey House might well be of use to the Ordinariate.

    Exactly.

    Forget about the Oxford BA (or whatever) in theology (but NOT the Oxford BA in Classics – an excellant propaedeutic for the study, especially by those of a more scholarly bent, of philosophy and theology for ordination as catholic priests – whether "Roman" or "Anglican".

    But Dominicans at Blackfriars teaching the BPhil and STB according to the Angelicum ratio studiorum would be hard to beat.

    The fact that Pusey is next door seems providential.

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