Wednesday 13th July 2011
At a meeting of the Trustees of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament it was unanimously agreed to make a grant of one million pounds to support the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham
The Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament is a registered charity, founded in 1862, for the advancement of the Catholic faith in the Anglican tradition.
The Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham is also a registered charity, founded in 2011, for the advancement of the Catholic religion.
Commenting on the grant, Fr. Christopher Pearson, Superior-General of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament, says, "The Trustees considered an application for financial support for the Ordinariate very carefully, with the assistance of advice from leading Counsel. We agreed that the Objects of the Ordinariate was compatible with the charitable Objects of the Confraternity and specifically the advancement of the Catholic faith in the Anglican tradition. We agreed that making a grant would be in the best interests of the Confraternity, in furthering our charitable objects. We also hope that a substantial grant might be a helpful signal to others contemplating offering financial support to the Ordinariate, thus increasing the likelihood of the charitable objects of the Confraternity being secured in the long term."