In one of his last duties at St John’s, Father Christopher welcomed Marlene Waters and Susan Caton as new SSM companions at Michaelmas on 29 September 2016. They join 19 others accepted as companions in 2015. Each has committed to offering prayerful friendship to SSM, its members and their work and being assured of SSM’s interest in and prayers for them.
Christopher will continue on the periphery of St John’s for a while, tending the garden and helping run the 2017 Feast of Music. Father David Thornton-Wakeford has taken up the mantle as locum tenens.
Christopher remains SSM’s Australian Provincial and is located at the SSM Priory at 196 East Terrace Adelaide.