Rev. Jonathan Whitby-Smith was ordained to the diaconate on 10 June 2017 at Westminster Cathedral by Bishop Paul McAleenan, auxiliary bishop of Westminster. He was ordained with seven other men from his year group at seminary, six training for the Diocese of Westminster and one for the Diocese of Cardiff. Jonathan is spending his summer assisting as a deacon in the parishes of St Philip Neri, Mansfield and St Joseph’s, St Bernadette’s & St Teresa’s, Shirebrook, Bolsover & Warsop. He’ll be returning to Allen Hall Seminary in September for his final year of formation and to complete his postgraduate studies in psychology before, God willing, being ordained to the priesthood next summer.
Below are some pictures from the ordination.