In 1902 Gore accepted the appointment to become Bishop of Worcester and disappointingly to some he left the fledgling Community to take
up his new position.
Walter Frere (1863–1938) became the new Superior, a position he was to hold from 1902-1923. Frere was eminently qualified for his new role having been at Gore's
side from the very early days of the Community. It was under his guidance that many of Gore's dreams for both the community and college would come to fruition.
In the same year Frere, at the
request of the Bishop of Pretoria, sent three of the fathers to South Africa to work with the 200,000 native Africans employed in the gold mining industry. From this the mother house continued to
spread its work further afield eventually having branch priories in Barbados, in South Africa at Johannesburg, Alice and Stellenbosch and in Rhodesia at Penalonga.