Anglican Catholic Church

Resignation of Whitby Priest

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Dom Philip-James French OSB has resigned from membership of the ACC

Dom Philip-James French OSB has resigned from membership of the ACC


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St Ninian's Church also leaves the ACC

St Ninian's Church also leaves the ACC


The Bishop has announced that he has today, 26th January 2013, received the written and verbal resignation of The Rev Dom Philip-James French, OSB from the ministry and membership of the Anglican Catholic Church.

Fr French has also informed the bishop that the Church Wardens and Members of St Ninian's Church, Baxtergate, North Yorkshire, have withdrawn their membership, and that of the Parish, from the Anglican Catholic Church. He has further indicated that both actions are with immediate effect.

The Bishop has said that, although he is deeply saddened by the Church Wardens and members decisions, he acknowledges their intentions. He added however that should any folk in Whitby wish to remain members of, or in future (re)join, the Anglican Catholic Church, outside of St Ninian's. He would be happy to see what could be done to try to meet their needs.