Rev. Paul Smith was ordained to the diaconate along with 11 other men from dioceses across the world at the Basilica of Saint Paul outside the Walls, Rome, on 14 June 2017 at the hands of the Rt Rev. Seamus Cunningham, Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle. After the summer break Rev. Paul will return to the Pontifical Beda College to complete his final year of formation before, God willing, being ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Nottingham in the summer of 2018.
A few pictures of the day can be seen below: