Pictured above on the left, alongside Archbishop Peter Smith, is Father Paul Mason. Currently Episcopal vicar for the Kent area he will tomorrow become area Bishop. The consecration taking place at St. George’s Cathedral in Southwark. All are very welcome to attend. The service begins at 12pm.
I shall be present to represent St. Anselm’s parish and convey our best wishes to our new area bishop. Since taking on the role of Episcopal Vicar, and prior to that in his educational role with clergy within the diocese, Fr. Paul has been very fair and supportive. His appointment is good news for Southwark Archdiocese.