Women and men from across the Diocese, supported by their families and watched at home by hundreds of well-wishers and friends, pledged to live a life of service and to share Jesus Christ’s transforming message of love and hope with all that they meet.
At the ordination of deacons on Sunday, the Revd Canon Aidan Platten, Precentor of Norwich Cathedral and ordination retreat leader said, “If you find yourself talking about ‘my ministry’, take a step back and remind yourself that it is God’s ministry in which you share…”
As the newly ordained priests left the Cathedral to the sound of applause, they were greeted by a ukele band playing “When the saints go marching in” and a festival feel with glasses of fizz, hugs and photos with loved ones.
The moment we came out of the ordinations service and were randomly serenaded by ukuleles!
— The Diocese of Gloucester (@GlosDioc) June 28, 2021
This newest generation of clergy will join others in leading churches through prayer, teaching, and worship.
Photos and videos of the services:
Livestream: ordination of priests (live on Facebook) (or live on Youtube)
Livestream: ordination of deacons (live on Facebook) (or live on Youtube)
Order of service for the ordinations of priests 2021
Order of service for the ordinations of deacons 2021
High-res photo downloads (view options are in top-right):
Photo downloads: Priests high-res posed photos available here
Photo downloads: Deacons high-res posed photos available here
Livestream: ordination of priests
Livestream: ordination of deacons:
For more videos and photos, including downloads – please see the links above.
|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|
|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|