The Oxford movement resulted in a new impetus toward old customs. It gave momentum to a Catholic trend in the Church of England, which made the High Church party a growing force in the religious life and social activity of Great Britain.
Matthew Bridges was an Englishman born in Essex, England in 1800. He was educated in the Church of England but became a convert to the Catholic Church in connection with the famous Tractarian movement led by Cardinal Newman and others.
John Keble (1792-1866) graduated from Oxford in 1810 and was ordained in 1815. In 1827 he published his well-known volume, The Christian Year; ninety-six editions of which appeared before his death.