On Saturday 3rd January, two members of the Ordinariate, David Butler and James Houghton, were ordained to the diaconate at the Ordinariate central church by the Rt Revd Robert Byrne Cong.Orat., Auxiliary Bishop for Birmingham.
The Revd David Butler recently took temporary vows as a hermit within the Ordinariate and an article about his way of life will appear in the February edition of Oremus, the Westminster Cathedral magazine. The Revd James Houghton, a former member of the General Synod of the Church of England, will be ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Peter Smith in a few weeks. Both men are former Anglican clergymen. Please keep these new deacons in your prayers.
The photos were taken by a friend of one of the new deacons, who also happens to work for the Friends of the Ordinariate.