On Saturday 14th May, at the request of Mgr. Newton, Bishop Alan Williams of Brentwood ordained Deacon Michael Halsall to the sacred priesthood. The ordination took place at St Peter, Eastwood, Southend, where Fr Halsall will serve alongside the parish priest Fr Jeff Woolnough, also a priest of the Ordinariate.
P.S. Deacon Michael Hart of Wales was due to be ordained priest a fortnight earlier, but due to a nasty accident requiring his hospitalisation the ordination had to be postponed.