Old Catholic Apostolic Church-UK
Revd. Fr. Mārtiņš Burrekoven-Kalve                  fr.martin.burrekovenkalve@liberalcatholics.uk
Revd. Fr. Martin Burrekoven-KalveFr Mārtiņš Burrekoven-Kalve lives and serves in Norfolk. He holds a BD(hons) in theology from London University (Heythrop College), 1984 – 1987.

Fr Martin says  "My name is Mārtiņš Burrekoven-Kalve, born in the UK, and proudly a second generation immigrant, of Polish and Dutch/German parents. My upbringing was wonderful and typically middle class Roman Catholic. I attended Catholic schools and studied Theology at the Jesuit Heythrop College (then part of London University) along with history of music at the Royal College of Music".

Fr Martin often met with the saintly Cardinal Hume, who has remained a strong spiritual inspiration following his death and he regularly served at Mass for the Late Cardinal Hume. Then he became a postulant, then novice, then a member of the Order of Carmelites, having explored both Cistercian and English Benedictine vocations. His formation as a Carmelite novice was 1988 - 1989 and he was a Carmelite Friar based at Aylesford in Kent until 1989. He was ordained in Evesham.

Revd. Fr. Martin Burrekoven-KalveAwarded a BD(Hons) from London University, and a member of the Royal College of Organists, he continues to play at a number of parishes. He is a certified community pharmacy dispenser, a certified Mental Health First Aider, a certified pediatric First Aider and has an NVQ level 4 in safeguarding. His  ministry as a priest is non-stipendary and self-supporting, so he currently works as MSA and safeguarder at two village primary schools.

Fr Martin prays the Divine Office daily throughout the day in the tiny Norman village church 2 minutes walk from his house and he celebrates Mass weekly. With a particular devotion to Our Lady of Mount Carmel and, living in Norfolk in the United Kingdom, prays for the intercession of Our Lady of Walsingham.

Fr Martin sometimes celebrates Eucharist in the local pub as can be seen from the picture below.
Fr Martin sometimes celebrates Eucharist in the local pub

Father Mārtiņš of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.