Behold a great Priest who in his days was pleasing to God and in a time of wrath was found a Reconciliation. Mgr Edwin Barnes has died after a short illness. He was the first Bishop of Richborough; one of those who led a people out of the wilderness into Full Communion with the See of S Peter; into the Ordinariate of our Lady of Walsingham and Blessed John Henry Newman.
At our meetings in Westminster, as some people tried to devise ways of staying in the Church of England, he repeatedly said, with charming faux naivety, "But the game is up!".
He was a dear, kind, clever man and bishop.
Cuius animae propitetur Deus.