The AC Society is delighted to announce that Fr Jack Barker will be the keynote speaker at our upcoming conference on the Anglican tradition in the Catholic Church this November 15th & 16th in Toronto, Ontario.
Fr Barker, one of the first few Pastoral Provision priests in the world, is one of the pioneers of the Anglican tradition movement in the Catholic Church and currently serves the ordinariate in southern California.
On hearing of his confirmation as our keynote speaker, Bishop Lopes expressed his appreciation, saying “I have known Fr Jack Barker for years. Without a doubt, he is a pioneer of the Pastoral Provision not only in his own personal journey of faith, but in the great deal of work he did with the Holy See in making that Provision possible. He will have a wonderful story to share!”
Fr Barker is a fitting choice to deliver the keynote at our upcoming Toronto conference in thanksgiving for ten years of Anglicanorum Coetibus and forty years of the Pastoral Provision. He, along with others like Fr Christopher Phillips (whom we had initially hoped would also be a speaker), played a foundational role both in the talks that led to the Pastoral Provision and in our continuing efforts to preserve the Anglican tradition and common identity in the Catholic Church.
A dynamic speaker with a great sense of humour, Fr Barker has been well-known in Anglo-Catholic and ordinariate circles for decades, and is highly respected by both his fellow clergy and the faithful who have been blessed by his ministry.
We will have more to report about Fr Barker’s participation soon, as well as more information on our other conference speakers. We will also soon post some suggestions regarding accommodation and we have had a few people come forward to offer sponsorships to help people attend. Further news will be posted in the coming days, but register now!