Ordination at St Woolos Newport Cathedral

Bishop Richard with the new priests
John with John, Brenda and Bishop Richard before the retreat
John with John, Brenda and Bishop Richard before the retreat
John Being annointed with oil of Chrism by   Bishop Richard
John Being annointed with oil of Chrism by Bishop Richard
John receiving a bible from Bishop Richard
John receiving a bible from Bishop Richard
John is under there !!! The laying on of hands
John is under there !!! The laying on of hands
The new priests and deacon with Bishop Richard
The new priests and deacon with Bishop Richard

John was ordained priest at St Woolos Newport Cathedral on Saturday 30th November. The sun shone upon the many parishioners who shared this special time with John as Bishop Richard carried out his first Ordination service.

Revd Jeremy Harris, Revd Duncan Clarke, Revd Dr Stephen James, Stephen Smith and Hilary Prest joined us on Sunday 1st December at Monkswood for Johns’ first Eucharist – a busy day with Poppys’ christening, lighting of the Advent candle, a Christingle talk and blessing of the Pascal candle stand lovingly turned by Glyn to celebrate the occasion.

Refreshments afterwards were shared by parishioners and visitors alike. Thanks to everyone who contributed to making such a success of the day.

Poppy looked lovely in her Christening gown – and was very well behaved as always.