Our Men in Formation

Nigel McBain

Born in Sydney, Nigel grew up in Randwick, attending St Jude’s Anglican Church. After moving to Brisbane in 1990, he worshipped at St Andrew’s Indooroopilly and later All Saints’ Wickham Terrace. He studied at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and the University of Queensland, graduating with a Bachelor of Music, majoring in composition.
Nigel felt a call to the sacred ministry from an early age. During his tertiary studies, he was exploring his vocation with the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane. After a lengthy period of discernment, Nigel felt called to full communion with the Holy See, and was received into the Catholic Church in 1996.
He entered Corpus Christi College in 1998, studying for the priesthood in the Archdiocese of Melbourne. At the end of 2000, he decided to take time off for further discernment. After a career in high school teaching in Australia, the UK and Sweden, Nigel then worked as a professional organist in the USA, where he discovered the Personal Ordinariates. Nigel found the experience of worshipping with the familiar forms with which he had grown up profoundly moving. “It was like having a piece of your soul back!”
Considering once more a priestly vocation within the Ordinariates, Nigel returned to Australia to study for the Catholic priesthood for ministry within the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross. Nigel recently completed his studies as a seminarian at the Seminary of the Good Shepherd in Homebush, Sydney.
In 2020 he will begin studies in Canon Law.


Bradley Le Guier

Bradley was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia.  After graduating high school at Corpus Christi College, he studied Primary Education and later Theology at the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle.  During his studies he became more aware of a calling to discern sacred ministry within the Ordinariate, while worshipping at Ss Ninian and Chad Parish in Perth.
In order to dedicate time to discernment this call, Bradley deferred his studies and travelled to the United States of America.  He was hosted by the Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter, at Mount Calvary Parish in Baltimore, Maryland; St John the Baptist Parish in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Walsingham in Houston, Texas.
During this time away from his home and family Bradley learnt through lived experience of the beauty of the Anglican Patrimony expressed in the Ordinariates.  “Pope Benedict XVI remarks that the Patrimony is a precious gift to the Church to be shared.  His words ring true for me – It’s been a precious gift to me individually, and a privilege to share!”
Resulting from this time of discernment, Bradley returned to Australia to enter formation for the Priesthood at the Seminary of the Good Shepherd in Homebush, Sydney.  He completed his first year of seminary formation in 2019.