For anyone who does not know who Gavin Ashenden is, I suggest that the google him. He is highly intellectual, and was originally on the liberal wing of the Church of England. Gradually he shifted his ground towards a more evangelical position and finally to what he described as Sacramental Anglican (perhaps another way of saying Anglo Catholic). He is well qualified in the Law and in Sociology, having been an academic for many years. He ended his time in the C of E as a Chaplain to the Queen.
A few years ago, he decided that he could not continue in the C of E and resigned his ministry in favour of the Free Church of England, a very small denomination of orthodox Anglicans. He also became a bishop, and tried hard to gather together Anglicans who were distressed by the direction in which the C of E has been moving.
Now we have the news that he is to become a Catholic. It is interesting that Bishop Mark Davies has played an important part in his conversion. Gavin Ashenden has a large following partly due to his appearances on Anglican Unscripted, a regular discussion video that can be found on You Tube. I would be surprised if Gavin Ashenden did not bring a lot more converts in his wake.