The ordination of James Aitchison to Permanent Deacon took place during a Mass at the Cathedral Church of St Anne, Leeds celebrated by Right Reverend Marcus Nigel Stock, MA, STL, Tenth Bishop of Leeds on Saturday, 3 July, the Feast of St Thomas the Apostle.
Bishop Marcus Stock concelebrated with Rev Monsignor Paul Fisher Vicar General, Canon Matthew Habron, Dean of the Cathedral, and Rev Fr Michael Walsh, Parish Priest of the Immaculate Heart, Huddersfield. Deacon James was presented for ordination by Rev David Arblaster, Director of the Permanent Diaconate. Also present was former Director, Rev Keith Ballard. The First Reading was read by Deacon James’ daughter, Beatrice and at the beginning of the Liturgy of the Eucharist, the Gifts were presented by his wife, Nicky, and their son, William.
Deacon James Aitchison was joined for the occasion by family and friends, parishioners from the Immaculate Heart of Mary parish in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, and colleagues from St. Wilfrid’s Catholic High School & Sixth Form College, Feayherstone.
Photographs from the service of the Ordination of James Aitchison by Patrick Sice