The Diocese of Westminster has seen a rise in the number of seminarians at Allen Hall, the diocese's seminary.

This month 12 men started their formation at the seminary in Chelsea, west London, bringing the number up to 43. This is an increase from 40 men training to be priests in 2007 and 37 the year before that. Three of the new intake are from the Neocatechumenal Way, the movement that has contributed greatly to vocations in the diocese in recent years.

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