His Grace Bishop Hovakim Attends Episcopal Ordination of Bishop James Curry at Westminster Cathedral

June 20, 2024—London, UK—His Grace Bishop Hovakim, the Primate of the diocese of the Armenian Church of the UK and Ireland, attended Bishop James Curry’s episcopal ordination at Westminster Cathedral on June 18th. Cardinal Vincent Nichols presided over the ordination ceremony, which also gathered numerous ecumenical guests and dignitaries to celebrate this significant event in the Catholic community.

Bishop Hovakim expressed his joy and congratulations via Twitter, stating, “It was a spiritual joy attending the episcopal ordination of Bishop James Curry at @WestminsterCath earlier today. My heartfelt congratulations go to Bishop James and @KensingtonRC and Catholic communities in the west London area.”

Bishop James Curry, now the auxiliary bishop in Westminster, was formerly the pastor of the Church of Our Lady of All Victories in Kensington and has maintained very good relations with the Armenian Church. During the 44-day war in Artsakh and its aftermath, Bishop James helped to organise charity events at the Church of Our Lady of All Victories.

During his address, Cardinal Vincent Nichols highlighted Bishop Curry’s dedication and service, stating, “Bishop James has shown unwavering commitment to his parish and the broader community, fostering unity and understanding among diverse congregations. His new role as auxiliary bishop will undoubtedly strengthen these bonds and further our mission of spiritual growth and cooperation.”

The Armenian Church of the UK and Ireland extends its warmest congratulations and prayers for his ministry.

For more information, follow the official accounts of the Armenian Church of the UK and Ireland and Westminster Cathedral.