News archive 2017

Golden Jubilee - Ralph Mallinson

(from the magazine of May 2017)

On Sunday May 21st, 1967, I knelt in front of Bishop Greer and a number of priests in Manchester Cathedral and was ordained to the priesthood.
So on Sunday, May 21st, exactly 50 years on, I shall be celebrating my Golden Jubilee as a priest in God’s church.  Dave has very kindly put me on the rota to preside at St. John with St. Mark at 10.30 am service that morning, and a very longstanding friend, the Very Rev’d Lister Tonge, the Dean of Monmouth, has accepted an invitation to preach.
I have been happy to have been part of the family at St. John with St. Mark since my retirement from active ministry in 2006, and it would be lovely if many of you could come and join me in giving thanks to God  for the past 50 years that morning.  I dare say there will be a little celebration in the Parish Hall afterwards!


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