Southwark Ordinations to the Priesthood

In 2022 the Archdiocese of Southwark is blessed to have three deacons who have chosen to be ordained to the priesthood.

Please keep in your prayers Joseph Gulliford, Michael Etuka and Allan MacDonald: three Southwark deacons who will be ordained to the priesthood at 12.30 pm on Saturday 16th July 2022 by Archbishop John Wilson.

All are welcome to attend the service in person: guests are asked to be seated in the Cathedral no later than 12.15 pm.

The Ordination Service will also be live-streamed from St George’s Cathedral this year. Please join in this special occasion online from 12.15 pm onwards, for commencement at  12.30 pm. View the YouTube the link below or visit

Please also keep in your prayers two deacons who studied alongside Joseph, Michael and Allan: Joseph Meigh, who will shortly be ordained, to serve in Clifton Diocese and Fr Nicholas Harden who was recently ordained and will serve in the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton. 

May the Lord bless them all in this new chapter of their ministry.

Please pray for Joseph Gulliford, Michael Etuka & Allan MacDonald

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