Retirement of Fr Warrick Tonkin
I write to inform you that I have accepted a request from Fr Warrick Tonkin to resign from his role as Administrator of St Christopher’s Cathedral Parish due to medical reasons.
This resignation includes his roles as Director of Formation of the Permanent Diaconate, Chairman of the Liturgical Commission, Diocesan Censor and Master of Ceremonies.
Although, recovering well from his recent heart surgery, his physician has written to me recommending that Fr Warrick take early retirement commencing immediately. I have accepted this recommendation, after discussions with Fr Warrick, effective December 1, 2018.
I am sure you will join me in praying that Fr Warrick will now move into this next more contemplative phase of living out his priesthood with his typical grace and dedication.
We sincerely thank Fr Warrick for his outstanding active years of Ministry in our Archdiocese since his ordination in 1985. We pray for his continued health in the years ahead.
Yours sincerely in Christ,
Archbishop Christopher Prowse
Catholic Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn