Thursday, 20 October 2016

Eight new candidates for the priesthood

Monsignori Broadhurst, Burnham and Newton at their ordination

Eight new candidates for the priesthood within the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham began their training at the beginning of October.  They are all former Anglican clergymen and thus undertake a tailored scheme of study under the direction of Dr Stephen Wang, the former Director of Studies at Allen Hall and now Senior Chaplain for Universities in Westminster Diocese, who is Director of Studies for the Ordinariate.  Lectures began with a session on Moral Theology by the Rev'd Dr Dylan James, priest of the Diocese of Plymouth and Tutor at Wonnersh seminary.  If you would like a taste of Fr Dylan's teaching click here for a recording of the introductory lecture. 

These eight men join one other former Anglican priest who is in his second year of training and our two seminarians at Oscott college.  Eleven candidates in training is a clear sign that the Ordinariate has a strong future.

[taken from the Ordinariate weekly email newsletter]

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