Father Jonathan Baker ssc
Our new Bishop of Ebbsfleet
The Council of the Additional Curates Society congratulates Father Jonathan Baker on his appointment as the new Bishop of Ebbsfleet. Father Jonathan is Principal of Pusey House and Honorary Curate of S Thomas', Oxford, Secretary of Forward in Faith and a long standing member of the ACS Council.
We pray for Father Jonathan as he prepares to take on this new phase of his priestly ministry.
In a letter to the clergy Father Jonathan writes:
"Now we must look ahead with renewed confidence and commitment to the next stage of our life together. It is my firm belief that our witness to catholic faith and order within the Church of England is more important than ever: for the sake of the Church of England itself and her identity and mission; for the sake of the whole Church of God; and perhaps most importantly of all, for the sake of the fruitful preaching of the Gospel among the people of our parishes and to our nation."
We also congratulate and pray for the new Bishop of Richborough, Father Norman Banks, Parish Priest at S Mary's, Walsingham.
Their consecrations are on Thursday 16th June 2011 at Southwark Cathedral.