We’re getting ready to celebrate as 15 new priests and six new deacons prepare to be ordained in Gloucester Cathedral this weekend. Please can you hold all of these candidates in your prayers as they approach this special time in their life.
This newest generation of clergy will join others in leading churches through prayer, teaching, and worship. In doing so, they will further the mission of the Church, to be a Church for all people and for all places.
The new priests have already been working in churches throughout the Diocese as ordained deacons, learning the work of a priest and assisting their parish priest in the running of the church. The service in the Cathedral is the final step for the new priests after years of training.
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Download order of service for the ordinations of priests 2021 here —>
Download order of service for the ordinations of deacons 2021 here —>
The 15 people being ordained as priests on Saturday 26 June at 3pm and this service is by invitation. Their parish/areas are:
|Nicola Bullivant||St Briavels with Hewelsfield and Brockweir|
|Jacqueline Henson||South Cheltenham Churches|
|James Niblett||Vale and Cotswold Edge|
|Jade Scholes||St John the Evangelist, Churchdown and Innsworth|
|Sarah Haslam||Rodborough, Woodchester and Brimscombe|
|Jane Jones-Williams||The Sodbury Vale Benefice|
|Joseph Mottram||Cirencester with Watermoor|
|Pauline Setterfield||Tetbury with Beverston, Long Newnton and Shipton Moyne|
|Catherine Cowie||The Guitings, Cutsdean, Farmcote, Upper Slaughter and Lower Slaughter with Eyford and Naunton|
|Edwin Carmichael||South Cheltenham Churches|
|Belinda Erskine||Coleford, Staunton, Newland, Redbrook and Clearwell|
|Helen Hill||The Stroud Ministry|
|Elisabeth Spear||Badgeworth, Shurdington and Witcombe with Bentham|
|Brian Brobyn||Newnham with Awe and Blakeney|
The six people being ordained as deacons (and their parish/area) on Sunday 27 June at 10.15am are:
|Rachel Beere||Charlton Kings, Holy Apostles|
|Luke Falvey||Gloucester, St Catherine’s|
|Coral Francis||Minchinhampton with Box & Amberley|
|Gareth Griffith||South Cotswolds Team Ministry|
|Helen McGeoch||Gloucester, St James, All Saints & Christ Church|