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Photo story: Blessed

05 July 2024

Diocese of Bangor

Bangor diocese’s new priest, the Revd Josie Godfrey, gives one of her first blessings, to a young boy, after her ordination by the Bishop of Bardsey in Bangor Cathedral, on Saturday.

Ms Godfrey received a series of negative and abusive comments on X when she posted pictures from the day of her wearing vestments.

The response prompted her to post more pictures, with the hashtag #ThisIsWhatAPriestLooksLike, which began trending on X, as other women priests followed suit.

She later wrote: “Well, this has certainly brought out the best and worst of Christianity, in a rather overwhelming way. Thank you so much to everyone who has sent supportive messages and comments over the past two days”

Full Petertide ordination lists and photos will be published in the 19 July issue

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