It’s not exactly ‘Twenty-one and never been kissed…’, more ‘Third time lucky…’
Ordained nearly 25 years, Fr Allen has three time been parish priest but never before been formally inducted as parish priest
However what Westminster never managed to do, Birmingham did and did with some style.
There was a splendid induction ceremony and a warm re-welcome at tonight’s Mass.
The letter of appointment from Archbishop Bernard (see below) was solemnly read by Deacon Timothy Whitwell and the ceremony of installation conducted with great dignity and style by Fr Gabriel McGuire.
The reception afterwards was much appreciated! Thanks to all who put in the time and effort baking and arranging and serving.
To read the letter of appointment from the Archbishop more easily, click here: Installation