Anglican Catholic Church

American Visitors in Whitby

On Sunday 19th June 2011 the Parish Church of St Ninian, Baxtergate, Whitby received a visit from a large group of American pilgrims on the Anglican Heritage Tour, led by Fr Jeffrey Smith of the Anglican Province of Christ the King in the USA.

The ACC and the Anglican Province of Christ the King are 'sister' Churches and in full communio in sacris. Unfortunately the Parish Priest, The Rev Dom Philip James French OSB, was away on holiday but the the Dean of the North, The Very Revd Charles Johnson was in attendence and celebrated the Mass for the congregation which together with St Ninian's own folk numbered around 45 communicants.

The pilgrims visited Whitby Abbey during their visit to the town.