Personal Ordinariate: CVs of three former Anglican bishops

History was made on Saturday when three former Anglican Bishops: Keith Newton, John Broadhurst, Andrew Burnham were  ordained to the Catholic priesthood by Archbishop Vincent Nichols, at  Westminster Cathedral.

 A brief Curriculum Vitae of each of them follows below.

Fr Keith Newton  

1952      Born in Liverpool
1973      Married Gill Donnison at St Mary’s Church Walton on the Hill, Liverpool
              Three children and one grandchild

1970-1973   University of London, King’s College -  Bachelor of Divinity, Associate of Kings College
1973-1974    Christchurch College Canterbury, Post Graduate Certificate in Education
1974-1975    St Augustine’s College Canterbury

Ordination and Service in the Church of England
1975              Ordained deacon in Chelmsford Cathedral by the Bishop of Chelmsford, the Right Revd John Trillo.
1976              Ordained priest in Chelmsford Cathedral by the Bishop of Chelmsford, the Right Revd John Trillo.

1975-1978     Assistant Curate, St Mary’s Great Ilford
1978-1985     Vicar in the Wimbledon Team Ministry in Charge of St Matthew’s, Wimbledon
1985-1991     Service Overseas in the Diocese of Southern Malawi, Anglican Province of Central Africa
1985-1986     Priest in Charge of St Paul’s Cathedral, Blantyre, Malawi 1986-1991     Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral Blantyre, Malawi
1991-1992     Priest in Charge of Holy Nativity, Knowle, Bristol
1992-2002     Vicar of Holy Nativity, Knowle, Bristol,
1997-2002     Priest in Charge of All Hallows, Easton, Bristol

1995-1999     Rural Dean of Brislington, Diocese of Bristol
1999-2001     Area Dean of Bristol South, Diocese of Bristol
2000-2002     Hon Canon of Bristol Cathedral

2002               Consecrated Bishop in Southwark Cathedral, 9 March 2002 by the Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Reverend George Carey
2002-2010     Suffragan Bishop of Richborough, Provincial Episcopal Visitor in the Province of Canterbury

Received into the Full Communion of the Catholic Church, 1 January 2011 Ordained Deacon in the Catholic Church, 13 January 2011
Ordained Priest in the Catholic Church, 15 January 2011
Appointed the first Ordinary of the ‘Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham’ by Pope Benedict XVI, 15 January 2011

Fr John Charles Broadhurst

Born Hendon, Middlesex 1942
Married Judi, Christ Church, Hendon 1965
Four children and eight grandchildren

Ordination and Service in the Church of England
Assistant Curate, St Michael at Bowes London 1966 – 1970
Vicar, St Augustine Wembley Park 1970 – 1985
Area Dean, Brent 1982 – 1985
Team Rector, Wood Green 1985 – 1996
Area Dean, East Haringey 1985 – 1991
Bishop of Fulham (Suffragan to London) 1996 – 2010

During time as a parish priest responsible for the training and formation of 14 Assistant Priests (3 now priests in the Catholic Church)
Chairman of the House of Clergy, Diocese of London 1981 - 1988
Extensive experience in the affairs of the national Church
Founding Chairman of Forward in Faith 1992 – 2010 and International Chairman to date

General Synod Member 1972 – 1996
Member of Standing Committee 1988 – 1996
A chairman of General Synod 1980 – 1985
Pro prolocutor of the Convocation of Canterbury 1990 – 1996
Member of the Anglican Consultative Council (the international governing body of the
Anglican Communion 1991 – 1996)

Ecumenical experience
Delegate to the World Council of Churches 1991 (Chairman of the Working Party on the
Charismatic Movement in mainstream churches)
Delegate to the Conference of European Churches 1992

Interfaith experience
Represented the Archbishop of Canterbury at Christian Muslim conferences in Doha
Qatar and held the London Interfaith portfolio for some years.

Degrees received
Associate of Kings College July 1964 (3 year academic course in Theology at London University)
Lambeth Sth by thesis 1982 (on the nature of the church)
Honorary DD, Nashota House, Wisconsin, October 2003

Received into the Full Communion of the Catholic Church, 1 January 2011 Ordained Deacon in the Catholic Church, 13 January 2011
Ordained Priest in the Catholic Church, 15 January 2011

Fr Andrew Burnham

Andrew Burnham was born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, in 1948. He went to school at Southwell Minster Grammar School, where he was a boarder and a chorister in the cathedral choir.  He went on to New College, Oxford, in 1966, where he read first music and then, intending to be ordained, theology. A collapse of faith and vocation sent him off to be a music teacher and, gradually, a freelance musician, mostly conducting choirs. His proudest achievement was to conduct a performance of the Verdi Requiem with local choirs, professional soloists and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.  Meanwhile he was Principal Conductor of the Nottingham Harmonic Society and Director of the Sinfonia Chorale, which sang a cappella and with the English Sinfonia.

After being unsuccessfully shortlisted for the post of Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral in 1978, his faith and vocation returned and, after further training at St Stephen’s House in Oxford, he was ordained deacon on 3rd July 1983, the feast of St Thomas, and ordained priest on 1st January 1984.  Remaining in Nottingham he served curacies in Clifton and Beeston before becoming Vicar of Carrington in 1987.  He was elected to the General Synod of the Church of England from 1990-2000 and to the Church of England Liturgical Commission from 1995-2000. He also served on the Anglican-Methodist Conversations at that time.

In 1995 he became Vice-Principal of St Stephen’s House, Oxford, teaching liturgy and mission and. in 2000, was appointed Bishop of Ebbsfleet and was consecrated bishop on 30th November 2000, St Andrew’s Day. The Bishop of Ebbsfleet is a suffragan of the Archbishop of Canterbury – Ebbsfleet is where St Augustine, having landed on the Isle of Thanet, first preached (597 AD) – and his responsibility was to serve as one of two Provincial Episcopal Visitors (PEVs) in the Province of Canterbury (there is a third in the Province of York). He resigned as Bishop with effect from 31st December 2010 and was received into the Catholic Church on 1st January 2011 in Westminster Cathedral, on the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. He was ordained deacon at Allen Hall Seminary on the feast of St Hilary, 13th January 2011, and priest at Westminster Cathedral on 15th January 2011

Andrew Burnham is married to Cathy.  They have two grown up children and live just outside Oxford, at Dry Sandford in Abingdon.

Source: Archbishops' House

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