Sunday, 8 May 2011

New Trustee Ordained

Bishop Hine, Mgr Keith Newton, Deacon James Bradley
(c) The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham
We warmly congratulate the Revd James Bradley on his ordination to the diaconate in the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham on Saturday 7th May in the Relic Chapel at The Friars, Aylesford by Bishop John Hine, along with seven others who formerly served as clergy in the Church of England dioceses covered by the Catholic archdiocese of Southwark.

Until recently, Fr Deacon James was assistant curate in the Anglican parish of St John the Baptist, Sevenoaks, working alongside the vicar, the Revd Ivan Aquilina, who was also ordained on Saturday. Together they have been leading a vibrant group aiming to become a parish of the Ordinariate.

James has been helping to lay good foundations for the Ordinariate through keeping a full photographic record and maintaining a blog with news on developments, analysis and events. On the strength of his work he was recently invited to attend a conference for Catholic bloggers in Rome,  convened by the Pontifical Council for Social Communitions. He was co-opted as a member of the Executive and trustee of the Catholic League in March, in the stead of Miss Mary Lamb who died in December.

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