On Saturday evening one of the parish curates was ordained priest in the Parish Church. Bishop Lindsay Urwin, Administrator of the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, preached, ordained and celebrated. Fr Dominic, who was made priest, was supported by the prayers of a full church, the saints and the angels. The Archdeacon of Oxford received Fr Dominic's oaths of allegiance to the Monarch and obedience to the Bishop of Oxford, on his first visit to Wantage in his new role in the diocese.
Fizz and delicious cake followed.
A first Mass followed the next morning, celebrating the patrons of the church, Saints Peter and Paul.
And a superb bring and share lunch, for which many people stayed.
Heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed to making it such a wonderful weekend of celebration.
With humble spirit and contrite heart may we be accepted by you, O Lord, and may our sacrifice in your sight this day be pleasing to you, Lord God.