Fr Matthew has been serving at St John’s since July 2015. He was made Deacon in 2015 and is now to be ordained Priest. There ordination will take place on Sunday the 2nd October at 3.30pm. The ordaining Bishop will be the Rt. Revd. Norman Banks, the Bishop of Richborough, and the Bishop of Rochester will also be present. There will be clergy present from many points in Fr Matthew’s journey towards this important moment, including the preacher, Fr Robert Farmer SSC, who is the Vicar of St Mary’s Wellingborough, and Fr Matthew’s former Parish Priest. All are very welcome to come and support Fr Matthew on this important occasion. There will be drinks and refreshments after the service. Fr Matthew will celebrate his first Mass the next day, Monday 3rd October at 8pm, and you are very welcome to attend this also.
You can read more about Fr Matthew here, and his forth coming ordination, on the Bishop of Richborough’s website.