Birmingham: Four priests and two bishops to be ordained

l-r: Deacons Alex Taylor, Clive Dytor, Benedict Skipper and Sean Gough

l-r: Deacons Alex Taylor, Clive Dytor, Benedict Skipper and Sean Gough

Source: Archdiocese of Birmingham

Four new priests are due to be ordained by Archbishop Bernard Longley at St Chad's Cathedral Birmingham this month, with two new bishops ordained the following month.

Seminarians Alex Taylor, Clive Dytor, Benedict Skipper and Sean Gough were ordained as transitional deacons last year as they completed their final years of study. This year's ordinations were due to take place in July but due to the global pandemic, will now be held over two weekends in September.

On Saturday 12 September, Reverend Clive Dytor and Reverend Alex Taylor will be ordained to the priesthood at noon and next weekend, Sunday 20 September, will see the ordinations of Reverend Sean Gough and Reverend Benedict Skipper at 3pm.

Although the Masses will be closed to all but family and friends, both ordinations can be watched via the Cathedral's live stream. See:


Watch two interviews with the four Transitional Deacons:

Realising their Vocation:

and Vocation in Lockdown:

Read: Interviews with the four Transitional Deacons in the Lent edition of The Sower

In addition, the Diocese has confirmed that Archbishop Bernard will celebrate the Episcopal Ordination of Bishops Elect David Evans and Stephen Wright on Friday 9 October at 12 noon at St Chad's Cathedral.

Tags: Birmingham, Ordinations, Archbishop Bernard Longley, Alex Taylor, Clive Dytor, Benedict Skipper, Sean Gough, David Evans, Stephen Wright

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