The Tablet, has reported that about 20 priests and 600 lay people around England have taken up Benny's ordinariate offer. Five former bishops have already gone over.
There are about 22000 clergy and 1.7 million active lay members in the Church of England.
There are more than 20 clergy in my deanery alone.
I reckon that the Roman Catholic Church in England is growing by far more than 600 lay people EVERY WEEK just from the influx of legal and illegal immigrants into the UK from Eastern Europe and elsewhere.
It's always sad when people leave but I don't think we need to call in the receiver just yet.