On the 25th of June a group of us went to St Luke's in Chelsea to see Paul Gismondi be ordained priest. There were 12 candidates who were ordained priest during the service. This involves the Bishop laying his hands upon the head of the ordinand with all other priests in the church also laying their hands on the ordinand's head. Those priests who can't get near enough put their hands on the shoulder of a priest standing in front.
It was a moving experience in a lovely church with beautiful music.
Paul is now having a short holiday and we look forward to welcoming him back during July as a priest in the Church of England.