I also write to welcome a new priest to your parish and explain something of his wonderful story and so commend him to your prayer. . . . Father Lee Kenyon only comes from neighbouring Manchester and yet he has made a long journey to be with you at Our Lady’s. Father Kenyon was an Anglican priest for the Diocese of Blackburn subsequently serving in an Anglican parish in Canada where he responded with his parishioners to the invitation of Pope Benedict XVI to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church. He was subsequently ordained in 2012 into the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter in Canada. This is the wonderful journey he has made, not without sacrifices, together with his wife Elizabeth and their five children ranging now in age from 1 to 13. In receiving the grace of ordination the Church makes provision for Anglican and Lutheran clergy to continue with all the obligations of marriage and family life already promised before God. The presbytery built at Our Lady’s for a Parish Priest and Curates of past years will serve as a family home while continuing to be the working presbytery of the parish.The farewell letter from the previous priest dated July 23 also mentioned Fr Kenyon:
I ask of you that you show that same love and support to Fr. Lee Kenyon and his family as you have shown to me.My regular correspondent says Fr Kenyon was to start at Our Lady & The Apostles on the first of August. However, there is no mention of his name in parish newsletters since then, and a search of the parish site does not bring up his name. I also did a search on the Diocese of Shrewsbury site, which brought up a John Kenyon but not a Lee Kenyon.
Can anyone confirm Fr Kenyon's current circumstances? This certainly adds to the list of puzzling questions surrounding him. I've e-mailed the parish in an attempt to gather more information.