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Ordination to the Catholic Priesthood

Former pupil ordained to the Catholic priesthood
13 Aug 2021
Written by Joseph Bailham
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Fr Joseph (Shaun) Bailham having been ordained a Catholic priest for the Dominican Order
Fr Joseph (Shaun) Bailham having been ordained a Catholic priest for the Dominican Order

On Sunday 4 August, former pupil Shaun Bailham (OB 2000-07), now 'Father Joseph Bailham,' was ordained by the Most Reverend Malcolm McMahon, Catholic archbishop of Liverpool, at St Dominic's Church, London. Shaun entered the Dominican Order after completion of his masters at the University of Oxford in 2013. On entering he took the religious name 'Joseph' after St Joseph, the foster father of Christ. Fr Joseph is now assistant priest at St Dominic's Church near Belsize Park.

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