On Sunday 2nd February, Fr. Tony Noble will celebrate the fortieth anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.
Fr Tony writes:
It is an honour for me to be celebrating the 40th anniversary of my ordination to the priesthood in Walsingham on February 2nd - and I thank Fr Harri Williams for his kind invitation. I first came to Walsingham in August 1974. I was an Australian in London on a typical working holiday. In February 1975 I came on a parish pilgrimage with my parish priest, Fr Myles Bebbington, and heard a distinct call to the priesthood. I subsequently returned to Australia, entered seminary and was ordained 40 years ago in St Peter’s cathedral, Adelaide. My ministry has seen me a Parish Priest in Elizabeth, South Australia, Melbourne, Victoria, and San Diego, California. I retired in 2011 and assisted at the shrine every October when Bishop Lindsay was administrator. Now living in Melbourne, I visit Walsingham 3 times a year. It is my spiritual home and St Mary’s is my parish - even from such a distance!