On the 19th June/2nd July, the Feast of Saint John of Shanghai, Bishop Ambrose ordained Christian Doucet to the diaconate at the Convent of the Annunciation. Fr. Christian is French and has built a small, fully-frescoed chapel dedicated to Saint John of Shanghai at his house in Meudon, Paris. On Sunday, 20th June, Fr. Christian was ordained to the priesthood at the Church of Saint Edward the Martyr. Congratulations to Fr. Christian, his Presbytera Catherine and their family!
Congratulations are also in order to Marina Popova, eldest child of Fr. Borislav and Presbytera Marina, who recently graduated from Brunel University, London, with a 2:1 degree in History. Marina, who came to England as a child from Bulgaria, is also, like many of our other young parishioners, fully bilingual - a significant achievement considering how difficult it is to speak British English fluently without a trace of an accent.