“Receive the Gospel of Christ whose herald you have become. Believe what you read, teach what you believe, and practice what you teach.”

Rite of Ordination

Welcome. My name is Fr Benedict. I am a priest of the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

Since my ordination as a deacon and even more so since my ordination as a priest, my relationship with the Word of God has changed.

As a Christian the Gospels were already at the centre of my life. Yet as a layman my duty was to receive God’s word and try to live it out as best I could, whilst taking Jesus Christ into the world. Through ordination, I was given the duty of proclaiming the Gospel at Mass. That is, studying it, praying with it and then preaching on it each week.

On the day of my ordination to the priesthood, I promised to exercise the ministry of the word worthily and wisely. This blog is a means by which I can more widely attempt to live up to this promise.

On this website you will find my Sunday homilies, as well as a weekly blog post.

It is my prayer that you will find something useful here.

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I pray for everyone who comes across this website, please also pray for me.

God bless you.