Friday, 24 December 2010

New Priest Welcomed to Cranleigh and Bramley

The parish of Christ the Redeemer, Cranleigh and St Thomas, Bramley report that "Fr. David Osborne and the Rev. Roy Waters have been presented as our new Priest and Deacon by the Dean Fr. Colin Wolczak. Mass was concelebrated by several priests and the large congregation included former parishioners of Fr. David from Ash, Seminarians from Wonersh, Friars from the Friary at Chilworth, Permanent Deacons and friends and colleagues of both Fr. David and Deacon Roy. In his homily Fr. Colin stressed the importance of the priesthood in the life of the church and the roles of Priest in charge and Parish Deacon and asked us to look after both Fr. David and Deacon Roy in their ministry in the parish.

In what is probably quite a unique event the offerings were taken up by Fr. David’s wife Helen and Deacon Roy’s wife Hilary.

Deacon Roy, Hilary, Helen, and Fr David
Photo by David Penson
After Mass there was a celebration buffet in the School Hall organised by Jane Penson and Bev Reed which was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone."

1 comment:

  1. That is the finest blog entry I have ever read! So succinct and skilfully worded. Picture is wonderful too - of the women that is!