Diamond Jubilee of Ordination

On 2nd June 2023, Canon Seamus Hester, Chaplain in St Joseph’s Convent, celebrated sixty years of service in ordained ministry. A thanksgiving Mass was held in St Joseph’s chapel.  Canon Seamus concelebrated the liturgy with Msgr Benedict O’Shea and Dom Stephen Ortiger OSB.  Deacon Adrian Burnett preached the homily. 

At the end of Mass, Sr Clare Bowers, Mother General, presented Canon Seamus with a papal blessing in honour of his sixty years of priesthood.

The Jubilee Mass was streamed on YouTube:


We thank God for our chaplain’s many years of dedicated service to the Church and particularly to all in St Joseph’s Convent and Nursing Home.




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