Some truly wonderful news for the Ordinariate and for the wider Catholic church. On Saturday 17th June ten men will be ordained as transitional Deacons to serve the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in the UK.

The Ordination Mass will take place at St James, Spanish Place and the ordaining bishop will be George, Cardinal Pell, who will be assisted by Mgr Newton.   The Mass, celebrated according to the Ordinariate’s distinctive liturgy Divine Worship,begins at 11:30am and all are welcome to this celebration

Our candidates for Ordination to the Diaconate on 17th June are the following men.  Please keep them in your prayers as they prepare for their ministry in the Catholic Church.

Jonathan Creer and Thomas Mason, both seminarians at St Mary’s College Oscott;

David Prichard and David Hathaway, both attached to the Ordinariate mission in South Wales based at Newport;

Michael Ward, an expert on C.S. Lewis who teaches part time at Blackfriars and will assist Fr Daniel Lloyd with the Ordinariate group at Holy Rood Oxford as well as in the wider Catholic Parish of North Hinksey;

Leonard Cox, former vicar of St Peter’s Greets Green, will be assisting Fr Simon Ellis at St Margaret Mary Perry Common;

David Jones, former vicar of St Luke’s Jersey who will be assisting in the Nottingham Ordinariate mission;

Timothy Boniwell, formerly an Anglican hospital chaplain who will be assisting with the Ordinariate mission in Coventry with Fr Paul Burch;

Cameron MacDonald and Simon Beveridge  from Scotland who will be assisting Fr Len Black with the Ordinariate in Scotland.

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