Diocese of Manchester

    Ordination of deacons and priests

    Please pray for all those to be ordained this year and especially for these candidates who will serve in our diocese. Pray for them in these final weeks of preparation and for a rich outpouring of God’s grace for them and for the whole Church.

    Please pray also for their families, friends, for all those who have supported and encouraged them on their journey and for those with whom they will serve.

    Ordination services originally planned for the summer had to be postponed because of the coronavirus lockdown. The new ordination services will be spread across three venues: Manchester Cathedral, Bolton Parish Church and Oldham Parish Church. There will be more than one service at each venue on each of the two ordination dates, but for simplicity we’ve grouped the ordinands by date and venue rather than by each individual ordination. There will only be a small number of people at each service (currently 30 maximum) in order to adhere fully to social distancing measures.

    our new deacons

    To be ordained Deacon by the Bishop of Manchester on Wednesday 23 September at Manchester Cathedral

    Admos Osmund CHIMHOWU
    All Saints Centre for Mission & Ministry at Victoria Park, St Chrysostom with the Revd Canon Ian Gomersall

    Robert Craig ELOFF
    St Mellitus College North West to Salford, St Paul with Christ Church and Lower Broughton, The Ascension with the Revd Canon David Wyatt

    Joanna (Jo) JARRETT
    St Mellitus College North West to the benefice of Firswood and Gorse Hill with the Revd Ross Malkin

    Adam James ROBERTSON
    St Mellitus College North West to Manchester, The Good Shepherd and St Barnabas with the Revd Maria Onuigbo

    Farid YASINI
    All Saints Centre for Mission & Ministry at St Aphrahat the Persian Sage Church in the benefice of Heatons with the Revd Omid Moludy

    To be ordained Deacon by the Bishop of Bolton on Wednesday 23 September at Bolton le Moors, St Peter with St Philip

    Deborah (Debbie) CLARKE
    All Saints Centre for Mission & Ministry to the benefice of Astley, Tyldesley and Mosley Common with the Revd Martin Cox

    Ian James FLEMING
    All Saints Centre for Mission & Ministry to the benefice of Holcombe and Hawkshaw with the Revd Paul Sumsion

    Nicola Jane GILLARD
    All Saints Centre for Mission & Ministry in the benefice of Horwich and Rivington with the Revd Michael Behrend

    Layfetta Ann-Marie MASIH
    St Mellitus College North West to the benefice of West Bolton with the Revd Canon Rodger Petch

    To be ordained Deacon by the Bishop of Middleton on Wednesday 23 September at Oldham, St Mary with St Peter

    Hazel Adele BRIDLE
    Trinity College, Bristol to the benefice of Middleton and Thornham with the Revd Alison Bailie

    Scott Gordon RICHARDSON
    All Saints Centre for Mission & Ministry to the benefice of Newchurch with the Revd Rod Bevan

    Matthew (Matt) Christian SANDERSON
    All Saints Centre for Mission & Ministry to Shaw, Holy Trinity with the Revd Katy Cunliffe

    Amy Elizabeth SHERIDAN
    St Mellitus College North West to Hey, St John the Baptist with the Revd Lyn Woodall

    our new priests

    To be ordained Priest by the Bishop of Manchester on Sunday 4 October at Manchester Cathedral

    Catherine (Cate) Frances ALLISON
    All Saints Centre for Mission & Ministry at Didsbury, St James and Emmanuel with the Revd Dr Nick Bundock

    Andrew Mark Kinsey BENNISON
    Ripon College Cuddesdon, All Saints Stretford with the Revd Luke Maguire.

    Richard Benjamin CRIDDLE
    Oak Hill College at Rusholme, Holy Trinity (Platt) with the Revd Dr Paul Mathole

    Steven Craig HILTON
    Ripon College Cuddesdon at Manchester Cathedral with the Revd Canon Márcia Wall

    Daniel Robert John MULLANEY
    Wycliffe Hall at Higher Openshaw, St Clement with the Revd Paul Jump

    William (Will) Edward RUBIE
    St Mellitus College North West in the benefice of Heatons with the Revd Paul Jump

    Carol Anne SCHOFIELD
    College of the Resurrection, Mirfield in the benefice of Wythenshawe with the Revd Ian Fellows

    Tom Lucas STUDMAN
    St Mellitus College North West at West Didsbury, Christ Church and Withington, St Christopher with the Revd Anne Pilkington

    To be ordained Priest by the Bishop of Bolton on Sunday 4 October at Bolton le Moors, St Peter with St Philip

    Leila Marie ALLEN
    All Saints Centre for Mission & Ministry in the benefice of Bacup and Stacksteads with the Revd Rod Bevan

    Nicola Jane BUTTERWORTH
    All Saints Centre for Mission & Ministry in the benefice of Horwich and Rivington with the Revd Michael Behrend

    Clive Peter HAMILTON
    The Queen’s Foundation at Salford, All Saints with the Revd Canon Daniel Burton

    Ian Malcolm George HEPBURN
    St Mellitus College North West at Bolton le Moors, St Peter with St Philip with the Revd Canon Dr Chris Bracegirdle

    Katherine Adele MCKIE
    All Saints Centre for Mission & Ministry at Prestwich, St Mary with the Revd Deborah Sandercock-Pickles

    Michele RYAN
    All Saints Centre for Mission & Ministry in the benefice of Hillock and Unsworth with the Revd Donna Williams and serving as Chaplain to Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS FT

    To be ordained by the Bishop of Middleton on Sunday 4 October at Oldham, St Mary with St Peter

    David (Dave) Wyn GRIFFITHS
    St Mellitus College North West at Kirkholt, St Thomas with the Revd Canon Karen Smeeton

    Frances (Fran) Karen GRIFFITHS
    St Mellitus College North West at Kirkholt, St Thomas with the Revd Canon Karen Smeeton

    Catherine (Cath) Ann HEWISON
    Trinity College, Bristol in the benefice of Gorton and Abbey Hey with the Revd Craig Smith

    Richard John LAMBERT
    All Saints Centre for Mission & Ministry in the benefice of Saddleworth with the Revd John Rosedale

    Christine (Chris) Susan STEEL
    All Saints Centre for Mission & Ministry at Hey, St John the Baptist with the Revd Lyn Woodall

    Please pray for the retreat conductors
    For the Deacons:Revd Canon Phil Stone
    For the Priests: Revd Canon Dr Sue Penfold

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