Founded by decree as a Sui Iuris Catholic Church by His Holiness, Patriarch Dom. Luis Fernando Castillo Mendez. 

 Archbishop of Birmingham & Dudley.

Archbishop James Atkinson-Wake was first ordained in minor and major holy orders as a priest in London, England.
He was consecrated as a Diocesan Bishop with an Apostolic Mandate. Upon consecration as a Diocesan bishop he received the  Doctor of Divinitatis is an honorary degree denoting consecration as bishop. DDiv.
He was installed as the  Diocesan Bishop of Cambridge before later being elevated as the Archbishop of London to the Archbishop of Birmingham & Dudley in 2016.
CCEW was founded by His Holiness the Patriarch of Brazil in 2004 by Patriarchal decree as a Sui Iuris.
In late 2006.  James Atkinson-Wake was appointed by His Holiness as Secretary of Doctrine & Faith of the Patriarchate advising His Holiness on many important matters.  
His Eminence would be often in residence at the Patriarchal Palace of His Holiness Patriarch Dom. Luis Fernando Castillo Mendez, Patriarch of Brazil were his office as Secretary of Doctrine & Faith was based. The legacy left behind by His Holiness who was sanctified as Saint Dom Luis I on the 4th June 2017 in Malta lives on today through this vibrant Catholic Church. Through this Traditional Catholic Church and its College of Bishops as modern day Apostles of Christ


James Atkinson-Wake vocation first began as a former qualified mental health NHS nurse. After qualifying as a Nurse, he left the NHS and began to concentrate on studying civil law before switching to Canon & Ecclesiastical law for which interested him more deeply..

Archbishop James Atkinson-Wake received a Juris Prudence Doctor (JD) and later a Professorship of LL.D. Legum Doctor LL.D (Doctor of Laws in English). It is a doctorate-level academic degree in law. The double L indicating the plural, Doctor of both to teach both Canon Law and Civil Law.


James Atkinson-Wake was consecrated sacred Diocesan Bishop. He was later elevated as a  Archbishop of the Brazilian Catholic Church  and Primate for the United Kingdom and Commonwealth were he received a Patriarchal Decree establishing the CCEW as Sui Iuris as a Traditional Catholic Church in 2006. 

Archbishop James Atkinson-Wake co celebrating Mass with His Holiness Patriarch Dom. Luis Fernando Castillo Mendez who was consecrated by Roman Catholic Archbishop Carlos Duarte Costa in 1936. Patriarch Dom Castillo Mendez appointed Archbishop James as his Secretary of Doctrine & Faith and the head of the Catholic Church of England & Wales founded by His Holiness.

James Atkinson-Wake  and Bishop Brian Dineley have both co-celebrated Mass at St Peters Basilica “Vatican City” with His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, His Eminence Cardinal Bertone, Cardinal Diswiz as above (see letter from Prefettura Della Casa Pontifica )> Letter from PREFETTURA DELLA CASA PONTIFICA & ENVELOPE and many Roman Catholic Bishops including many Orthodox priests and bishops in their respective Cathedrals / Churches in their respective countries.

Many of our fellow bishops in their respective countries also have done so as well. James Atkinson-Wake is a qualified lawyer in Canon & Ecclesiastical Law.

James Atkinson-Wake holds the following a BA, MA (Theology). D.Phil. JD and LLD in law not forgetting a ‘Honorius causa’ Professorship from Pius X University and a further honorary degree of Litt. D. 

He has been a priest since 1991 and worked his way through the Catholic Church ranks from minor orders. He mainly trained in London and has worked throughout various countries befitting to his appointed vocation and or religious roles. James Atkinson-Wake is educated in both Ecclesiastical and Canon Law and is one of the many leading experts on the subjects within England and Wales were such has been his expertise best used in the Senior Courts of the Judiciary of England & Wales.
Below is Photographs of  Archbishop James Atkinson-Wake and Bishop Brian Dineley at St Peters Basilica, Rome co-celebrating Mass. All bishops have their own personal coat of arms. Archbishop James Atkinson-Wake coat of arms and explanation of the contents can be seen by clicking on this link Archbishop James Atkinson-Wake Coat of Arms and meaning. Archbishop James Atkinson-Wake also with a fellow bishops consecrated as a catholic bishop and elevated the Most Reverend Dr John Carroll as the Lord Archbishop of Swansea. Archbishop Dr John Carroll has assisted Archbishop James Atkinson-Wake on many important meetings at the Vatican and overseas.  .


Most Reverend Dr. John Carroll has also had the privilege of an audience with then His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI who was then the Patriarch of the Roman Catholic Church Vatican II in 2011. See Lord Archbishop Dr John Carroll being introduced to His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI. Most Reverend Dr John Carroll is the 2nd bishop of the church to meet the Roman Catholic Church Patriarch / Pontiff when CCEW  was holding talks with various dicastery's of the Holy See with an insight of returning in full union.


It was years later decided by the college of bishops representing the faithful in that they felt that they needed more time before making any large decisions in full union and decided to remain in part union with the Holy See of the Roman Catholic Church Vatican II, for which they are united by one common bond being that of an unbroken line apostolic succession as defined and or outlined in DOMINUS IESUS AUGUST 2000 PARAGRAPH 17.By His Holiness Pope John Paul II and then His Eminence Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger.

Archbishop James Atkinson-Wake at St Peters Basilica, ROME.


We work along side our brethren from around the world for peace, love and unity in that the work of our Lord taught us. CCEW uses the Latin Mass. This Mass is the mass of our forefathers and their forefathers before them.

Above is Archbishop James Atkinson-Wake, Bishop Boughey and Archbishop Carroll who all was invited and attended the Beatification of Pope John Paul II at St Peters Basilica, Rome.
CCEW has no association with ICAB. Read the Superior Generals statement here also available in Spanish, Italian and French.

The photographs of Archbishop James Atkinson-Wake meeting His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI then Pope of Rome was taken by Roman Catholic Church Vatican Two official photographer and supplied to Archbishop James Atkinson-Wake a few days after the event. .

Archbishop James Atkinson-Wake spoke with the Holy Father for approx. 10 Minutes on brief matters for which interested the TV stations to wonder what was being said as both Mar Alexandria Demetrius and the Holy Father was laughing while the Holy Father held Archbishop James Atkinson-Wakes hand throughout to steady his nerves.  The picture is Archbishop James with Bishop Brian at the Mass at St Peters Basilica co-celebrating with fellow Roman Catholic Bishops at the thanks giving Mass.

**Lets not forget that Roman Catholic Diocesan Bishop Carlos Duarte Costa was consecrated by Principal consecrator Roman Catholic Cardinal Sebastao Leme da Silveira Cintra assisted by Bishop Alberto Jose Goncalves & Bishop Benedito Paulo Alves de Souza. See explanation of VATICAN II term used as valid but Illicit. Also available in other languages 

Dominus Iesus sets out simple information in regards Apostolic Succession and a phrase used by the Roman Catholic Church Vatican II such as Valid But Illicit.for which from CCEW position this is clearly challenged as identified by Dr Milan Kucera LL.M. PH.D. All bishops within CCEW are Valid and Licit.

Archbishop James Atkinson-Wake was the first ever non-Brazilian Catholic Bishop of the Church to be appointed such a senior position within the Brazilian Catholic Church Patriarchate. 
James Atkinson-Wake is the first ever and only non Brazilian Archbishop and he was appointed a seat on the Brazilian Catholic Church Counsel and appointed for 4 years running by His Holiness as the Secretary of Doctrine of Faith to the Patriarchate answerable directly to His Holiness on all important matters.  He was personally raised to the rank by his Holiness. Archbishop James Atkinson-Wake assisted His Holiness in opening new Churches and Cathedrals throughout.
Ruling on difficult decisions within various countries over matters. 
His Holiness,  was consecrated sacred
Catholic Bishop by Archbishop Dom .Carlos Duarte Costa  Roman Catholic Vatican One Bishop of Botucatu, later appointed by His Holiness Pope Pius XI after his resignation as Titular Bishop of Maurea. In 1945 he was the Archbishop of Rio de Janerio.

Archbishop James Atkinson-Wake has been leading the Church for the past several years with the guidance of his Episcopal College of Bishop’s  totalling 49 Most Illustrious Lords throughout various countries.

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Knights Templar order is under a Roman Catholic Vatican II Cardinal, Patron & first Grand Prior and noble Knight Grand Cross which was His Eminence Cardinal Alfons Maria Stickler. S.D.B, O.T.H. who passed away in 2007. His successor  is His Eminence Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze Kiun. S.D.B, O.T.H.
Archbishop James Atkinson-Wake was made a Knight Commander of the Order under the Vatican supervised and on looked by the Apostolic Nuncio to Italy.

CCEW uses the Roman Pontifical Pre Vatican II. The solemn celebration of the consecration to the episcopate of the James Atkinson-Wake was photographed vigorously, recorded by camcorder and placed direct on to DVD for history records.  

The consecration rite and rubrics used was clearly detailed. There was particular attention paid throughout the ceremony which took place within the solemn celebration of Mass  to fall in line with the Ancient Apostolic Canon One. Reverend Father Gregory Hesse. STD. JCD. Canon Lawyer, Doctor of Thomistic Theology & former Secretary to His Eminence, Cardinal Stickler has spoken in public on the points of valid sacraments and Holy Orders. Fr Hesse has stated the following:

1. Whether the person has received the order of deacon and or priest prior to or not if he has been consecrated  a Catholic bishop the higher order always include the lower. So if the catholic bishop consecrating the new catholic bishop is a catholic bishop then he is transmitting what he intends that is to consecrate a Catholic Bishop. No matter what language is used so long as the catholic bishop pronounces the words required.

2. As long as the catholic bishop uses the catholic books / Rites he will consecrate validly, Old or new books it makes no difference. By these following words in his open speech there is no question that the CCEW are all valid Bishops. (The photograph is Mar Alexandria Demetrius & Archbishop Carroll with one of the Vatican Curia Secretary's at the Curial Office, Vatican City. Rome.) 

Fr G Hesse, STD. JCD. Canon Lawyer, Speech on Sacramental Validity including Holy Orders.

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