Friday, 2 September 2016

New Parish Priest: Fr Dylan James

Our new parish priest is Fr Dylan James. Below are a few images giving a little introduction to him. He has spent the past 9 years as parish priest of Shaftesbury, spent nearly 4 years as an assistant priest in Poole, as well as serving briefly in Exeter, Barnstaple, and Dartmouth. He has a doctorate in moral theology and has spent the past 9 years teaching (part-time) at Wonersh seminary. He'll continue to teach at Wonersh while serving in West Moors. He is an active member of the Faith Movement and youth apostolate is one of his main focuses.

At the Shaftesbury parish Blessed Sacrament procession for Corpus Christi:

With the Shaftesbury men's circle that Fr Dylan founded. This is half the group, in the pub after the last meeting (following the usual pattern) with Fr Dylan before his departure from Shaftesbury:

Carrying the cross at the ecumenical outdoor Stations of the Cross on Good Friday:

Giving a presentation:

On a 17 mile sponsored run to Salisbury Cathedral. Fr Dylan raised £5000 over two years:

Saying Mass outdoors with youth on the True Survivor course:

With the Shaftesbury youth pilgrimage to Rome:

On the annual March for Life in Washington DC, while doing further studies in the USA:

With the Shaftesbury parish pilgrimage to Glastonbury Abbey:

With candidates and catechists on an outing during the Shaftesbury Confirmation Candidates' retreat to Buckfast Abbey:

With the family at Christmas, parents, sister, brother-in-law, nephews and niece:

Being interviewed on the BBC when the last Pope was elected (everyone has 15 minutes of fame in their life, so they say!):

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