A warm welcome to our new parish priest, Father Philip Pak, whose Induction Mass was held at St.Mary Magdalen's Church on 23 November.
Parishioners turned up on a crisp autumn evening, and there was standing room only in the Church. Mr. West and Mrs Saunders and family, staff and Governors of St. Mary Magdalen's School attended, and Church leaders were well-represented too. Children from the School acted as alter servers.
The Rite of Induction provided an opportunity to pray collectively for Fr. Philip, and Bishop Patrick asked that he “focus his work for justice and peace in the light of the Gospel."
After the Mass, the School Hall was opened for a feast prepared by the parishioners to celebrate Father Philip being entrusted with the keys of the Church.