Four to be officially welcomed to priesthood after Covid delays, and two new auxiliary bishops announced
Four new priests are due to be ordained by Archbishop Bernard Longley at St Chad’s Cathedral this September, with two new bishops ordained the following month.
Seminarians Alex Taylor, Clive Dytor, Benedict Skipper and Sean Gough were ordained as transitional deacons last year as they completed their final years of study.
This year’s ordinations were due to take place in July but due to the global pandemic, will now be held over two weekends this month.
First, on Saturday 12th September, Reverends Clive Dytor and Alex
Taylor will be ordained to the priesthood at noon, and the following weekend, Sunday 20th September, will see the ordinations of Reverends Sean Gough and Benedict Skipper at 3pm.
Although coronavirus restrictions mean that the ordination Masses will be closed to all but close family and friends, both events can be watched via the cathedral’s live stream.
In addition, the archdiocese of Birmingham is delighted to confirm that Archbishop Longley will celebrate the episcopal ordination of Bishops-elect David Evans and Stephen Wright on Friday, 9th October at 12noon at St Chad’s Cathedral.
Bishop-elect David Evans will be the Auxiliary Bishop for Birmingham and Worcestershire and Bishop-elect Stephen Wright will be the Auxiliary Bishop for the Northern Deaneries (Dudley, Lichfield, North Staffordshire, Stafford, Walsall and Wolverhampton)
The episcopal ordinations will also be viewable on the St Chad’s Cathedral live stream.
• You can support Birmingham’s new priests and bishops from home by watching the orindations via the St Chad’s live stream at: www.stchadscathedral.org.uk
Picture: Seminarians Alex Taylor, Clive Dytor, Benedict Skipper and Sean Gough (pictured l-r).