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Fr Christopher Ainslie on the occasion of his ordination to the priesthood at the Cathedral Church of St Marie, Sheffield

The Ordination of Fr Christopher W Ainslie took place at St Marie’s Cathedral, Sheffield on Saturday, 14 July – a beautiful setting for the gathering of Christopher’s family, many priests and parishioners in the Diocese.

  Fr Ainslie was formally presented by Canon David Oakley to Bishop Ralph for his Consecration.

  We wish him God’s help and every blessing in his priestly ministry.

Fr Chris Celebrates First Mass

On Sunday, 15 July at St William of York Church, Sheffield Fr Christopher Ainslie, newly ordained Hallam priest, celebrated his First Mass.

  Fr Chris is from St William’s Parish, where Mass was followed by a Parish lunch party and presentation in his honour.

Fr Chris with his mother and grandmother after the Parish party

  We are keeping Fr Chris in our prayers as he takes up his first appointment in September as assistant priest at St Peter-in-Chains, Doncaster.