There are 103 Diocesan Priests in the Diocese. 32 are retired and 71 in active ministry. There are 5 seminarians. Since 2005 we have had 38 deaths and 4 ordinations.
The age profile is: 2 are in their 90s, 2 in their 80s, 25 in their 70s, 21 in their 60s, 19 in their 50s, 12 in their 40s, 3 in their 30s, 0 in their 20s.
These figures speak for themselves and remind us of how important it is to pray for vocations to priesthood and to reflect on how we can all do our bit to support the handing on of faith within our own community.