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Record numbers of clergy to be ordained in Manchester
First published on: 29th June 2021
Twenty-five deacons, the largest number ever ordained in a single year in Manchester, are a diverse group including 13 women, six people of BAME background and 11 under the age of 40.
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Tending to a new kind of flock
First published on: 29th June 2021
Duke O’Baka-Torto grew up in Ghana where he was responsible for looking after the family’s flock. But even as a child he felt called to be a priest.
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I've been shaped by everyone I've met
First published on: 29th June 2021
Hannah Lane's various parish placements have prepared her for her curacy with the Turton Moorland Team.
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New deacon Andy heading for St Werburgh, Chorlton
First published on: 29th June 2021
Andy Bird’s journey has involved some deep reflection around his adoption as a baby from China to begin a new life in the UK.
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From ALM to ordinand
First published on: 29th June 2021
Cath’s calling to ordination grew from the time she was asked to baptise a mother and child who she had nurtured in a church toddler group.
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The Revd Natty Gray
First published on: 28th June 2021
The Revd Natty Gray, currently OLM Curate at Deeplish and Newbold, has been appointed in addition as Assistant Curate (to be known as Associate Priest) at St. Chad, St. Mary and St. Edmund Rochdale.
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The Revd Vinny Whitworth
First published on: 28th June 2021
The Revd Vinny Whitworth, currently 0.5 Priest-in-Charge of St. Bede Bolton-le-Moors and 0.5 Team Vicar in Deane Team, has been appointed 0.5 Incumbent of St. Bede Bolton-le-Moors to be held in addition to his 0.5 post as Team Vicar in Deane Team.
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The Revd Mike Corcoran
First published on: 28th June 2021
The Revd Mike Corcoran, currently 0.5 Associate Priest at St. Paul Withington, has been appointed Healthcare Chaplain at Kettering General Hospital.
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The Revd Hils Corcoran
First published on: 28th June 2021
The Revd Hils Corcoran, currently 0.5 Incumbent of St. Paul Withington, has been appointed Team Vicar in the Harborough Team Ministry in the Diocese of Leicester.
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The Revd Lyn Woodall
First published on: 28th June 2021
The Revd Lyn Woodall, currently Incumbent of St. John the Baptist Hey, has been appointed in addition as Incumbent of St. Thomas Leesfield (including St. Agnes Knolls Lane and St. Hugh Holts).
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