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Monday 3 October 2011

Ordination and First Mass of Father Nicholas

Father Nicholas Edmonds-Smith was ordained priest by His Grace the Archbishop on Saturday 1st October, the feast of St Thérèse of Lisieux.

Beautiful sunny weather before entering the church:

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The Archbishop addresses the candidate:

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Br Nicholas stands before the Archbishop:

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His Grace sings the prayer of Ordination:

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The handing over of the chalice and paten:

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The Kiss of Peace:

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Holy Communion:

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First Blessings:

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His Grace the Archbishop with Fr Nicholas and his family, who came over from Cape Town for the occasion:

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Fr Nicholas with his mother, cutting the cake in the Parish Centre:

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The offertory at Fr Nicholas's First Mass on Sunday 2nd October:

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The Eucharistic Prayer:

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Here Fr Nicholas with his family after the first Mass:

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Photography by Tessa Caldecott