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50 East Anglia priests gather for Priesthood Celebration

On May 23, around 50 priests gathered for the Celebration of Priesthood at a special Mass led by Bishop Peter Collins, Bishop of East Anglia.

Bishop Peter, along with three priests, marked special anniversaries this year, with (pictured above, from the left) Canon John Minh celebrating his 25th Anniversary, Bishop Peter celebrating his 40th Anniversary, Fr Gordan Williams celebrating his 40th Anniversary and Fr Peter Raj celebrating his 25th Anniversary.

In his homily, Bishop Peter discussed the meaning and significant importance of the priesthood to the Church as a whole. He spoke on a few lives of saints to illustrate how their examples can guide and inspire priests in their vocations. He also spoke on the teachings of the Church and how they can help priests in their journeys.

Following the Mass, the priests enjoyed a shared lunch with Bishop Peter. This annual celebration honors the vital role of priests and their contributions to the Church and community.

Pictured below is Bishop Peter with all the priests in attendance.

See below for the full photo gallery.

Celebration of Priesthood, Poringland, June 2024