Sunday, January 13, 2013

A Year of Ordinations

The year 2013 will be a very special one for the Archdiocese of Southwark. On Saturday I was in Bromley to present Valentine Erhahon to Bishop Patrick for ordination as deacon. Valentine, pictured above after his ordination, was joined by friends from all over the world for the occasion. He has been assigned to St Saviour's, Lewisham, at least until his priestly ordination this summer. Valentine is one of seven men preparing for ordination to the priesthood this year. The first two ordinations will take place next Saturday morning at St George's Cathedral, Southwark. The remaining five men are due to be ordained in the summer. Please pray for them all, especially Revv Stuart Meyer and Nicolas von Malaisè, the two men who will be ordained by Archbishop Peter this coming weekend.

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