Unfortunately my time on placement at St Cuthbert’s has come to an end, but I would like to thank you for all the support, generosity and friendship that you have given to me whilst I have been here. From the moment I arrived, I have truly felt at home in St Cuthbert’s and I will miss the many people whom I have got to know over the past few weeks.
I would especially like to thank Fr Andrew for his patience and kindness, and for allowing someone else to share his home and his parish for a few weeks! Through his hard work I have been able to gain some valuable experience for my future placements and, God willing, life as a parish priest in our diocese. I look forward to returning to St Cuthbert’s in the future and being able to meet you all again. Finally, I would like to encourage you to not only continue praying for me and my discernment to the priesthood, but for all our diocesan seminarians and for an increase in vocations to the priesthood.