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Life in the Church – part 5 “Quis et unde?”

In 2018, I was faced with a challenging combination of circumstances. With our third child now expected, my family had outgrown San Luigi House and needed a bigger home. Moreover, having elderly family members living on the other side of … Continue reading

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Life in the Church – part 4 “Quid non Deo juvante?”

The late Dom Klaus Schlapps OPR (1959-2013) was responsible for the revival of the Order of Port Royal (OPR) and the foundation of its Abbey of St Severin in Germany where he and other men served as Cistercian monks. In … Continue reading

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Life in the Church – part 3 “Adveniat regnam tuum”

Following my ordination and consecration by Dom Phillip Kemp, the church which I co-led experienced a period of growth and development. The new name The Liberal Rite was adopted with effect from 1 January 2007 and reflected our position as … Continue reading

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Life in the Church – part 2 “Ora et labora”

As a result of the issues that had arisen concerning Illtyd Thomas (see previous post), it was decided that Andrew Linley and I should undergo subconditional ordination to all the major orders as a cautionary measure. Dom Phillip Kemp OSB(csr) … Continue reading

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Life in the Church – part 1 “Dominus regit me”

A number of factors led me to leave the Church of England, the church of my birth and in which I had undertaken lay work as a musician for some twelve years. My background was in the Diocese of Edmonton … Continue reading

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Honours and awards: Gold medal in memory of Bishop Juliusz Nowina-Sokolnicki

In my capacity as Primate of the Apostolic Episcopal Church, i authorized the issue of two charity medals in memory of the late Bishop Juliusz Nowina-Sokolnicki. The Most Revd. Juliusz Nowina-Sokolnicki (1920-2009) served as Assistant Bishop of the Apostolic Episcopal … Continue reading

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Magna Charta to the Priorato del Tempio Hierosolimitano di Mik’Ael (PTHM)

In 2010, I was approached by a modern Templar group based in Italy, the Priorato del Tempio Hierosolimitano di Mik’Ael (PTHM) with a request that I should provide them with a charter of authority in my capacity as Presiding Bishop … Continue reading

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