Mgr. Keith Newton
Mgr Keith Newton was born in Liverpool, United Kingdom, in April 1952, the younger of two brothers. He married Gill Donnison in August 1973 and they have three children: Lucy, Tom and James. Their eldest, Lucy, is married to Leo and they have a daughter, Katy.
He was educated at Alsop High School, Liverpool 1963-70 and went on to read Theology at Kings College, University of London 1970-73 where he was awarded the degree of Bachelor of Divinity and was made an Associate of Kings College. He gained a Post Graduate Certificate of Education from Christchurch College Canterbury in 1974 and continued formation for the Anglican priesthood at St Augustine’s College, Canterbury.
He was ordained deacon in 1975 and priest a year later for the Anglican Diocese of Chelmsford where he served his first appointment as curate at St Mary’s Great Ilford.
In 1978 he was appointed a Vicar in the Wimbledon Team Ministry in the Anglican Diocese of Southwark. From 1985-91 he served in the Diocese of Southern Malawi in the Anglican Province of Central Africa.
From 1986-91 he was the Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral Blantyre, Malawi. In 1991 he returned to the United Kingdom and ministered in the Anglican Diocese of Bristol as Priest in Charge of Holy Nativity, Knowle, 1991-92.
He served as Vicar of Holy Nativity Knowle, 1992-2002, Priest in Charge of All Hallows Easton 1997-2002, Rural Dean of Brislington 1995-99, Area Dean of Bristol South 1999-2002. He was appointed an Honorary Canon of Bristol Cathedral in 2000.
He was ordained bishop on 7 March 2002 by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd George Carey to serve as Suffragan Bishop of Richborough and Provincial Episcopal Visitor in the Province of Canterbury 2002-2010.
He and his wife were received into the full Communion of the Catholic Church at Westminster Cathedral by Bishop Alan Hopes on 1 January 2011.
He was ordained a Catholic Priest at Westminster Cathedral on 15 January 2011 by Archbishop Vincent Nichols. On the same day he was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as the first Ordinary of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.
On 17th March 2011 he was honoured by His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, being elevated to the rank of Protonotary Apostolic.