The Diocese of Leeds has sent its congratulations to its newest Seminarian, Sean Elliott, who was ordained Deacon by Bishop Marcus Stock at St Columba’s Church in Pellon, Halifax on 29th April.
The bishop was assisted at Mass by Permanent Deacon John Walsh, Fr Benjamin Hilton and Fr Sean Crawley.
The ordination was attended by many parishioners at the Parish of St Columba and St Malachy where Sean has been assisting parish priest Mgr Michael McQuinn over the past year, after studying at the Venerable English College in Rome.
Concelebrating at Mass were Mgr McQuinn, Dean of Halifax Fr Martin Kelly, Mgr David Smith, Vocations Director Fr Stephen Webb and Canon Ian Smith from Ripon who has been Sean’s spiritual director for the past 12 years.
Picture: Deacon Sean Elliott was ordained by Bishop Marcus Stock.