- About us
The East London Ordinariate Group is made up mainly of former members of the Church of England parish of S. Margaret’s, Leytonstone. Having been received into the full communion of the Catholic Church during Holy Week we now worship at the Catholic Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Cambridge Park, Wanstead, London E11 2 PR, by the kind hospitality of Fr Pat Sammon and his people. Fr Rob Page, the former Vicar of S. Margaret’s, was ordained to the Catholic Priesthood on June 11 this year by the Bishop of Brentwood at the request of the Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate Mgr Keith Newton.
We attend the Solemn Mass at 11.30am on Sundays. During the first part of the mass there is Sunday School provision in the Parish Pastoral Centre.; daily Mass is celebrated at 9.15am, preceded by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Morning Prayer beginning at 8.30am. From the end of September there will be a separate Ordinariate Mass on the last Sunday of each month at 1pm followed by a bring and share lunch.
Any questions should be addressed to Fr Rob who can be contacted on his home telephone number 020 8519 0813, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Office Parish office on 020 8989 2074.
With the publication of the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorm Coetibus, the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI has made it possible for groups of Anglicans to enter into the full communion of the Catholic Church. Anyone who takes up this offer becomes without question as much a Catholic as any-other Christian of the Latin Rite. However, what the Holy Father has enabled is for those parts of the Anglican patrimony that are compatible with Catholic faith and order to be brought into the fullness of communion of the Universal Church. Groups (coetibus) of Anglicans (Anglicanorum) are to bring with them to the Church what has made them the people who they are. The structure in which this takes place is called the Ordinariate which is almost like a non-geographic diocese.
The first Ordinariate (under the Apostolic Constitution) in the world was erected in England in January 2011 dedicated to Our Lady of Walsingham and under the Patronage of Blessed John Henry Newman. Much more information can be found on the Ordinariate own web site: