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posted 19 Jun 2020, 03:44 by St Marys Crowborough   [ updated 19 Jun 2020, 03:44 ]

In the event that it is not possible to celebrate a public Mass by mid-July, the ordinations will be celebrated privately. 

The decision not to postpone the ordinations has been made on account of the uncertainty of these present times and the possibility, however remote this may be, of a second ‘spike’ in the Covid-19 rate of infection. 

Please keep Tom Kent, Dominic Dring and Simon South in your prayers as they prepare for ordination

Bishop Richard will be celebrating:

the Ordination to the Priesthood of Deacon Thomas Kent on Saturday 11th July at 3.00pm, and 

the Ordination to the Diaconate of Dominic Dring and Simon South on Tuesday 14th July at 7.00pm.

Both Masses will take place in Arundel Cathedral and will be live-streamed via the Cathedral’s YouTube channel which may be found at

There will also be a link from the diocesan website and Twitter feed, and orders of service will be available online to enable those watching at home to participate in some way in these significant and joyful days in the life of our Diocese. 

After ordination, Tom Kent will be celebrating live-streamed Masses as shown below.  

St. Joseph’s, Guildford                                      Sunday 12th July at 10.00am

Christ the Prince of Peace, Weybridge             Tuesday 14th July at 12.00 noon

English Martyrs, Horley                                     Sunday 19th July at 10.30am

St. John’s, Horsham                                          Sunday 26th July at 10.00am