|Fr Graham, Deacon Neil and Bishop Kieran|
Neil is a married with children who were all there to celebrate the ordination with him as his sons carried up his stole and dalmatic for him to be vested before joining the Bishop on the sanctuary to assist as a deacon for the first time at Mass.
Neil will be assisting the priest of the parish, Fr Graham Ricketts in his work in the parish as well as continuing his work as a barrister.
Neil is the first of four deacons to be ordained this summer along with a priest. This year the diocese will have been blessed with four priestly ordinations and four diaconate ordinations for the diocese, and not forgetting three priestly ordinations for the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walshingham
Many congratulations to all.