Best friends Canon Richard Walker and Monsignor Timothy Menezes are about to embark on the next chapter of their journey of faith.

On Tuesday 16 July at 12noon in front of a full capacity congregation at St Chad’s Cathedral (and with many set to join the live stream) the pair will be ordained Auxiliary Bishops by Archbishop Bernard Longley.

Their journeys to the Priesthood couldn’t be any more different, Mgr Timothy wanted to be a priest from the age of six whereas Canon Richard was in his 20s and studying law when he answered God’s call, but here they are today about to be installed as Bishops.

In this short film, which will be shown in schools across the Archdiocese over the coming days, we all have the opportunity to find out more about Canon Richard and Mgr Timothy.

Interviewed by Yemisi Wisoba, Encounter & Evangelisation Youth Ministry Worker at the Kenelm Youth Trust (KYT), the pair recall privileged moments on their faith journeys and their experiences of sharing their faith abroad.

We get an insight into how they are feeling about the ordination next week, and their family and friends’ reaction to the news the Holy Father had appointed them to be new Auxiliary Bishops to serve our Archdiocese.

Canon Richard and Mgr Timothy also share messages with our schools and parishes, encouraging our children and young people to consider ‘What is God asking you to do?’

Photograph: Canon Richard, Yemisi Wisoba, Mgr Timothy

Watch! Getting to know Canon Richard and Mgr Timothy

All welcome to join the live stream from St Chad's Cathedral