The Episcopal Ordination and Installation of Bishop-elect Gregory Bennet as the tenth Bishop of Sale will be held at St Mary’s Cathedral Sale in late 2020. The date of the ceremony was dependent on the lifting of government restrictions in place due to the coronavirus. It will now be held on Tuesday 8 December at 11am at St Mary's Cathedral in Sale. It is only possible to have a very small assembly, who will be physically distanced. The ceremony will be livestreamed here from 10.45am with a Diocesan Welcome just prior to the ceremony.
Given by Pope Paul VI to the bishops who attended the Second Vatican Council 1962-1965, this ring belonged to Bishop Lyons, 5th Bishop of Sale.
This Cross of gold, with inlaid amethysts, was presented to Bishop Richard Ryan at his ordination as Bishop of Geraldton, WA, by his former parishioners of St Joseph’s in Malvern, Victoria. Three years later, Bishop Ryan was installed as the 3rd Bishop of Sale.
When Bishop Fox was appointed 5th Bishop of Sale in 1968, his parishioners of East Brunswick gifted him a crosier. By happy coincidence, Bishop Greg had been appointed to commence as Moderator 1 July 2020, to lead a partnership of parishes West Brunswick, Brunswick and East Brunswick before his appointment as 10th Bishop of Sale was announced. The crosier is made of silver gilt, overlaid on sterling standard metal. The crook features foliate ornamentation and terminates in a central cross. The staff also has engraved acanthus leaves. The crosier was made by T. Gaunt of Melbourne C.1956.
The chalice and paten of Bishop Corbett, the first Bishop of Sale, was purchased by him in 1890 from Le Roux Orfeure in Paris. The chalice is beautifully adorned with winged cherubs and the base is elaborately repoussed. The chalice is engraved below the base with F. J. Corbett Epus Salinesis.
From the chalice’s hallmark, it appears to have been crafted in the mid to late 1800s.
The paten is of silver gilt. On the reverse side, a central framed cast panel features the Last Supper.