The rekindling of devotion to Mary has been one of the many gifts of the Catholic movement to the Church of England, and there are few better exponents of it than Roger Greenacre. Here he traces the way that Mary has been perceived throughout Anglican history, from the Middle Ages to today, and examines her role in ecumenical dialogue.
Roger Greenacre was a scholarly and much-loved Anglican priest and Benedictine oblate who exercised a distinguished ministry in London, Paris and Chichester, and on the French Riviera. His contribution to Anglican-RC relations was honoured by the French state and earned him a Lambeth Doctorate. A residentiary canon of Chichester Cathedral for 25 years, he taught church history and liturgy at the theological college there and served on the Liturgical Commission. He died in 2011.