Fr James Bradley and Fr Daniel Lloyd are the first transitional Deacons to be Ordained Priests in the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham (i.e. they were not previously Anglican Priests).
Write Fr Ed Tomlinson, Two new Priests:
Today the faithful gathered in the beautiful and prayerful interior of S. Patrick’s, Soho Square for the ordination of James Bradley and Daniel Lloyd into the Catholic priesthood.
The celebrant was bishop Alan Hopes who laid hands on the candidates before they took their oaths of allegiance to our Ordinary, Monsignor Keith Newton. He was the preacher and in his usual sparkling form.
The music was first rate and public thanks were given to the choir who deserved it. After mass the priests filed out for photographs- a wonderful witness to the general public who were milling in central London!
After mass there was an excellent bun fight and it was a moving occasion to kneel before these new priests to receive a personal blessing and an ember card. What was unique about this day was that this was the very first time two men have been ordained into the Ordinariate without first having been ordained in the Anglican church.
It was a wonderful occasion…