The Giffard Club is composed of recently ordained priests and so I was very happy to be invited as a guest today, not fitting into this category. Fellow blogger, Fr Nicholas Schofield (Roman Miscellany), pictured here (right) with Frs John O'Leary (left) and Michael Dunne who is assistant priest at Brook Green and hosted the meeting.
Of course, no blog post about such gatherings would be complete without a picture of Fr Richard Whinder (centre), the founder of the Giffard Club. He is pictured here with Fr Mark Vickers (left) and Fr Gerard Skinner.
Frs Schofield and Whinder have recently moved to new appointments. Fr Whinder is now assistant priest at St Joseph's, New Malden (one of his parishioners is Auntie Joanna) and Fr Schofield is now assistant priest at Our Lady and St Joseph, Kingsland. Say a prayer for them both as they settle into their new assignments.