28 January 2015, The Tablet

Carmelites celebrate first post-Reformation ordination in York

A priest has become the first Carmelite friar to be ordained in York since the Reformation.

Fr Gerard Walsh was ordained by the Bishop of Middlesbrough, Terence Drainey, at Our Lady’s church in Acomb on Sunday.

The former radiographer is Chaplain to the University of York.

Historically, York was the centre for the Carmelite order in northern England, from its arrival in the city in 1250 until its suppression during the Reformation in 1536.

The order returned to the city in 1995 and today oversees the university and hospital chaplaincies. 

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