It was a sad goodbye to the Seminary but also a celebration of thanksgiving for 18 years of support from St John's and its numerous students and staff. Mgr Jeremy Garratt, the Rector of St John's thanked the Bishop and everybody for attending, and emphasised the importance for the Seminary in supporting Justice and Peace over these 18 years.
In his homily Bishop Kieran reminded us that the mysteries we celebrate in Mass have to be enfleshed in the world and the work of Justice and Peace in the Diocese was one way in which this was made visible.
David Thomson, the new Justice and Peace Adviser for the Diocese is slowly finding his feet and looks forward to take the mission of the Church forward in this area over the coming months and years. He can be contacted on 01293 651155 or firstname.lastname@example.org and would love to hear from people in the diocese about Justice and Peace issues.
Jesus said "If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross every day and follow me." (Luke 9:23)