We have been informed of the death of Archbishop Ronald Steptoe, Primate of the Old Roman Catholic Church of Great Britain, on 11 February. He was aged 68 years. Archbishop Steptoe offered ministry at the Old Catholic chapel at Salmestone Grange. He was also responsible for the nearby Retreat Centre at Westbrook (opened 2002), as well as for St Gregory’s College at Westgate-on-Sea (founded 1967). He was a Bachelor of Laws and Master of Arts of the University of London and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, British Institute of Management and College of Preceptors. He succeeded the late Archbishop Roy Butler as Primate of his jurisdiction in 1999.
The ORCCGB at St Lucy’s Cathedral, Brooklyn, has been a firm friend to the Apostolic Episcopal Church over the years and we join with them in mourning the loss of their Primate. Memory eternal!