Revd Gareth Leyshon: Ordination to the Priesthood

  • I was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Peter Smith at St Dyfrig's Church, Treforest, at 12 noon on Saturday 5th May.
  • My first celebration of Mass was at Our Lady Queen of Peace, Llanelli, at 5.30 p.m. on Sunday 6th May.


    Deacon Gareth prostrates himself while the congregation sing the Litany of Saints Deacon Gareth prostrates himself while the congregation sing the Litany of Saints
    Richard Reardon laying on hands After the Archbishop, all the priests present lay their hands on the head of the candidate. Here Fr Richard Reardon of the Cardiff Archdiocese imposes hands while the Archbishop looks on
    Archbishop Peter presents the new Fr Gareth to the congregation Archbishop Peter presents the new Fr Gareth to the congregation
    Here is your new priest! Here is your new priest!
    Fr Gareth smiles as the congregation applauds. Fr Gareth smiles as the congregation applauds.
    Archbishop Peter seems pleased too. Archbishop Peter seems pleased too.
    Pic Fr Gareth joins the procession out of the church with the other priests, led by Fr Donal Gillespie who helped vest him in his new priestly vestments.