We much appreciate a very encouraging address Bishop Hopes gave after the inaugural lunch of the Institutum Liturgicum on 12 July 2011. We remain deeply grateful for his continued support of us in his capacity as the Chairman of the Liturgy Committee for the Bishop’s conference of England and Wales. We look forward to our continued collaboration in his new capacity.
From the Archdiocesan Web-site:
“Bishop Hopes was ordained priest in the Church of England in 1968 and served until he was received into the Catholic Church in 1994. He was ordained priest in the Catholic Church in December 1995. He was ordained bishop in Westminster’s Metropolitan Cathedral of the Most Precious Blood on 24 January 2003. He is Chairman of The Committee for Liturgy and is a member of the Bishops’ Conference Department of Life and Worship.
“Bishop Hopes succeeds the late Bishop Michael Evans who died peacefully on 11 July 2011 after a long illness. Following Bishop Evans’ death Fr David Bagstaff has acted as Diocesan Administrator. Bishop Hopes will be installed as the Bishop of East Anglia on Tuesday 16 July at St. John the Baptist Cathedral, Norwich” (source here).