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Deacons: Mark Close (Trull with
Angersleigh); Michael Farrier (St Bartholomew's, Bath); Timothy
Gibson (Isle Valley, NSM); Caroline Husband (Paulton with
Farrington Gurney and High Littleton, NSM); Eleanor King (Alfred
Jewel); Alison Parris (Camelot Parishes, NSM); James Pennington
(Holy Trinity, Nailsea); Deborah Spinney (Ilminster and
Whitelackington); Adrian Wolton (St Paul's Weston-super-Mare).
By the Bishop of Taunton on 28
Priests: Hannah Alderson, Dr Simon
Bale, Sally Buddle, Clare Cowlin, Sharon Eldergill, Simon Flint,
Christopher Hopkins, Evelyn Lee-Barber, Ian Rousell, Esther
On 5 July:
Priests: Adrian Evans, Wayne Hamilton,
Mark Hopkins, Elaine King, Gita Morse, David Pycock, Matthew
Simpson, Dominic Wright.
On 6 July:
Deacons: Nejib Boumenjel (St
George's, Birmingham); Kathryn Evans (St Paul's, Blackheath); Megan
Gibbins (Christ Church, Selly Park); Helen Glithero (Highters
Heath, NSM); Andrew Martin (St Stephen and StWulstan, Selly Park);
Anthony Murley (All Saints', Small Heath); Stephen Jones (Rednal,
NSM); Ian Smith (St Germain's, Edgbaston); Rebecca Stephens
Deacons: Anne Beverley (Holy Trinity,
South Shore; St Peter's, South Shore); Kamran Bhatti (The Risen
Lord with St Matthew and St Hilda, Preston); James Goodwin-Hudson
(Appley Bridge and Parbold); Susan Seed (Christ Church, Lancaster);
David Stephenson (St Peter's, Darwen); Pauline Taylor(St John the
On 28 June:
Priests: Jane Atkinson, Christopher
Colton, Calum Crombie, James Gwyn-Thomas, Steven Haskett, Judith
Kirkham, Michael Kirby, Dr Helen Leathard, Christine Morton,
Priests: Helen Baber,
John Brooke-Taylor, David Caporn, Janet Doyle, Araminta Hull,
Richard Humphrey, Helen Johnson, Janet Lee, Ann Lloyd, John
Monaghan, Gillian Parkin, Margaret Staynings, Rebecca Waring,
By the Bishop of Swindon on 28 June:
Deacons: Iain McColl (Henleaze);
Michelle Martin (St Aidan withSt George, Bristol; St John's,
Fishponds; Two Mile Hill); Nicola Such (Wroughton); Linda Sullivan
(Malmesbury and Upper Avon Group: Malmesbury with Westport and
Brokenborough; Corston with Rodbourne, in Great and Little
Somerford, Seagry, and Corston with Rodbourne); James Walford (St
Philip and St Jacob with Emmanuel, Bristol); Vanessa Whiffin
(Marshfield with Cold Ashton and Tormarton with West
By the Archbishop on 28 June:
Deacons: Mark Ham (Staplehurst); Dr
Jonathan Huggins (Kingsdown and Creekside); Craig Huxley
(Hackington, NSM); Kevin Jacobs (Tunstall and Bredgar, NSM); Paul
Kite (West Sheppey); Estella Last (Herne); Joanna Richards (St
Martin and St Paul, Canterbury); Dawn Stamper (Willesborough with
Sevington, NSM); Catherine Wilson (Biddenden and Smarden); Fabian
Wuyts (Whitstable Team Ministry).
By the Bishop of Dover on 28 June:
Priests: Mark Davey, Christopher
Hodgkins, Christopher Maclean, Elizabeth Resch, Dr Judith Shaw, Ben
Priests: Jonathon Green, Matthew
Hornby, Ian Johnston, Lucy Lunn, Annette Miller, Nicola Pennington,
Deacons: Carl Carter (Millom, NSM);
John Griffiths (Heart of Eden Team Ministry); Matthew Keddilty
(Ulverston); Caroline Kennedy (Harraby, NSM); Heather Lowe
(Harrington; Distington: Pioneer Ministry); Anne Pettifor (Kirkby
Lonsdale Team Ministry, NSM); Graham Potter (St Luke's, Morton,
Carlisle: Pioneer Ministry).
On 28 June:
Deacons: Nicholas Algeo (Christ
Church, Leyton); David Armstrong (Lexden); Barbara Aylett (Harlow
Town Centre with Little Parndon, NSM); David Booth (Southend Team
Ministry, NSM); Ruth Cartwright (Grays Thurrock Team Ministry);
Ruth Dowley (St Cedd's, Becontree, NSM); Adeola Eleyae (St Paul's,
East Ham, NSM); Margaret Fowler (Christ Church, in the Billericay
Team Ministry, NSM); Gemma Fraser (St Michael's, Galleywood
Common); Hilda Gilbert (St Mary with St Edward and St Luke, Leyton,
NSM); Hannah Graveling (St John's, Colchester); Sarah Guinness
(Buckhurt Hill Team Ministry); Jennifer Heinink (St Luke's, Cranham
Park, NSM); Susannah Howlett (Boreham, NSM); Justin Hutcherson
(Corringham and Fobbing); Susan Malam (Witham Team Ministry, NSM);
Carol Palmer (St Saviour's, Westcliff, Southend-on-Sea, NSM); Jane
Richards (South Woodham Ferrers; Woodham Ferrers and Bicknacre,
NSM); Phillip Sacre (St John the Baptist, Great Clacton); Claire
Scargill (Mistley with Manningtree and Bradfield, NSM); Trevor
Sharp (St Mary-at-Latton, Harlow); Christopher Smaling
(Aldersbrook, NSM); Andrew Smith (St Andrew with Holy Cross, Basil-
don); Susan Sterry (St Andrew's, Great Ilford, NSM); Edward Stock
(St Laurence and All Saints, Eastwood); Sandra Sykes (Great and
Little Leighs and Great Waltham, NSM); James Talbot (Woodford
Wells); Dominic Turner (Harlow Town Centre with Little Parndon);
Susan Wiggins (Holland on Sea, NSM); Marion Williams (St Andrew and
St Agnes, Romford, NSM); Philip Wright (St Luke's, Cranham Park,
NSM); Kenneth Wylie (St Andrew with St George and St Matthew and St
In Holy Cross and St Lawrence, Waltham Abbey, on 22
Priests: Robert Burden, John Fry,
James Knowles, Elizabeth Paxton, Lydia Smith.
In All Saints', Woodford Wells,on 22 June:
Priests: Juliet Jensen, Dennis Martin,
Rosemary Potten, Tina Rollings, Christoph Wutscher.
By the Bishop of Bradwell in St Mary and St Lawrence,
Great Waltham, on 22 June:
Priests: Rose Braisby, John Dickens,
Anne Harvey, Leslie Rogers.
By the Bishop of Bradwell in St Augustine's, Thorpe Bay,
on 22 June:
Priests: Janet Allan, Steven Poss,
Jocelin Poyntz, Gemma Stock.
By the Rt Revd Trevor Mwamba in St Nicholas's, Harwich,
on 22 June:
Priests: Elizabeth Barnes, Denise
Corley, Christine Gorringe, Edwin Howson, Linda Porter Peter
Streete, Astrid Tisema-Samsom.
Deacons: Janet Arnold (Woodchurch);
Rob Barker (Ellesmere Port); Paul Bentley (Frankby with Greasby);
David Cowie (Holy Trinity Without the Walls, Chester); Lesley
Currie (Marple); Michael Fox (Bollington); Rebecca Gibbs (All
Saints', Cheadle Hulme); Veronica Green (Bunbury and Tilstone
Fearnall); Emma Handley (St Mark's, Bredbury); Andrew Knight
(Mottram-in-Longdendale); John Leal (Rock Ferry); Jonathan Lindsay
Scott (Romiley); Derek Marshall (St Catherine's, Tranmere); Helena
Mayles (St Chad's, Over); Hilary Merrington (Norley, Crowton and
Kingsley); Jane Millinchip (Witton); James Neal (St Mary
Magdalene's, Ashton upon Mersey); Calum Piper (St Hilary's,
Wallasey); Richard Sherratt (Heswall); Debra Stott (Moreton):
Christopher Viney (Newton with Flowery Field).
On 14 June:
Priests: Christopher Blunt, Luke
Briggs, Jane Colley, Christopher Collins, Paul Deakin, James
Durbin, Barbara King, William Marshall, Janet Owens, Jonathan
Phillips, Gareth Robinson, Gareth Thomas.
On 28 June:
Deacons: Mark Ashworth (All Saints',
Crowborough); Stephen Burston (Worth, Pound Hill and Maidenbower);
Joy Collins (Westfield and Guestling, NSM); Philip Edell (West
Worthing); Stephanie Garner (Beeding and Bramber with Botolphs,
NSM); Tanya Hockley (Stone Cross and North Langney); Pauline Ingram
(Maresfield; Nutley, NSM); Christine Keyte (Rustington); Joanna
King (Pagham); Kaherine Lawson (All Saints', Hove, NSM); Martin
Mills (Bolney; Cowfold, NSM); Christian Mitchell (Uckfield); Irene
Smale (St Pancras and St John, Chichester, NSM); Christopher Sutton
(Slaugham and Staplefield Common, NSM); Alice Whalley (Moulsecoomb
Team Ministry); Susan Wilkinson (St Anne, St Michael and St Thomas
at Cliffe with All Saints, Lewes, NSM); Jimmy Young (Horsham Team
By the Bishop of Horsham in St Martin's, Brighton, on 15
Priest: Mischa Richards.
By the Bishop of Horsham in St Mary's, East Grinstead,
on 19 June:
Priests: Alexander Baxter, Dr David
By the Bishop of Lewes in St Paul's, Chichester, on 15
Priests: Sarah Flashman, Alison Green,
By the Bishop of Lewes in All Saints', Hove, on 15
Priests: Duncan Fraser, Brian New,
Thomas Robson, Carl Smith, Jill Simpson.
By the Bishop of Lewes in St Anne's, Lewes, on 19
Priests: Pauline Lucas, Paul Mundy,
Imtiaz Trask, Alexander Wood.
Deacons: Briony Arnold (St Francis of
Assisi, North Radford, Coventry); Michael Brandsma (Hartshill and
Galley Common; Atherstone); Nicola Chatterton (Holy Trinity,
Stratford-upon-Avon, Luddington and Clifford Chambers); Susan
Fairhurst (Lillington and Old Milverton); Jonathan Hill
(Cheylesmore); Alison Hogger-Gadsby (St Mary Magdalene's, Wyken,
Coventry); Elizabeth Jones (Bulkington; University Hospitals
Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust).
On 28 June:
Priests: David Benskin, Victoria
Bisiker, Robert Budd, Benjamin Green, Stephen Hood, Alison Massey,
Deacons: Jonathan Bell
(Stanton-by-Dale with Dale Abbey and Risley); Fiona Crocker
(Brailsford with Shirley, Osmaston with Edlaston and Yeaveley);
William Day (St Barnabas's, Derby, OLM); Ian Goldington (All
Saints', Mickleover; St John the Evangelist, Mickleover, OLM);
Alasdair Kay (Epiphany Team Ministry, Walbrook, NSM); Margaret
Slyfield (Buxton with Burbage and King Sterndale Team Ministry,
NSM); Ian Webb (Dronfield with Holmesfield Team Ministry).
In St Oswald's, Ashbourne, on 28 June:
Priests: Patrick Douglas, Martin
Jones, Angela Plummer, Paul Pritchard.
By the Bishop of Repton in St Mary and All Saints,
Chesterfield, on 28 June:
Priests: Benjamin Griffiths, Norman
Deacons: Andrea Dart (Christ the King
Team Ministry, NSM); Lorna Gardner (Blaydon and Swalwell, NSM);
Barbara Hilton (Heighington with St Matthew and St Luke,
Darlington); Kevin Kitson (Durham North Team Ministry, NSM);
Deborah Loughran (Hetton-Lyons with Eppleton); Margaret Mackay
(High Spen and Rowlands Gill, NSM); Kyle McNeil (Cockerton);
Nicholas Moore (Stranton); Susan Plummer (St Hilda and St Columba,
Darlington; St John's, Darlington, NSM); Bryony Taylor (Houghton le
Spring); Rebecca Tobin (The Boldons).
On 28 June:
Priests: Paul Child, Fiona Collin,
Caroline Ferguson, Claire Gibbs, George Lackenby, Glen MacKnight,
Catherine Mitchell, Joan Robinson.
By the Bishop of Beverley in St Mary's, Horden, on 2
Priest: James Leigh.
Deacons: Sarah Atkins (Trumpington);
Bridget Baguley (Cottenham); Simon Bridges (Orton Longueville with
Bottlebridge); Imogen Falvey (Sawtry and Glatton); Judith
Gretton-Dann (The Good Shepherd, Chesterton); Helen Orr (St
Andrew's, Chesterton); Judith Polkinhorn (Lordsbridge Team
Ministry); Jane Rees (St Mary's, Wisbech, and Guyhirn with Ring's
End and Gorefield and Southea with Murrow and Parson Drove); Petra
Shakeshaft (St John the Evangelist, Cherry Hinton); Eleanor Whalley
On 28 June:
Priests: Richard Alldritt, Nicole
Bland, Judith Bolton, Jonathan Canessa, Dr Geoffrey Dumbreck,
Maxwell Kramer, Peter Myers, Mark Scarlata, Dr Berkeley Zych.
By the Bishop of Richborough in All Saints', Little
Shelford, on3 July:
Priest: Simon Tomkins.
By the Suffragan Bishop in All Saints', Cologne, on 28
Priests: Richard Gardiner, Matthias
Grebe, Doreen Cage.
On 5 July:
Priests: Angela Austin, David Austin,
Rebecca Bell, Nathan Charles, Susan Cooke, Gary Grady, Suzanne
Leighton, John Pout,Susan Sobczak.
On 6 July:
Deacons: Philip Averay (Drybrook,
Lydbrook and Ruardean); Jonathan Clark (Stroud Team Ministry);
Matthew Cottrell (Thornbury and Oldbury-on-Severn with
Shepperdine); Peter Fewings (Sodbury Vale Benefice, NSM); Anastasia
Griffiths (St Mary with St Matthew and St Luke, Cheltenham, NSM);
AndrewHall (St Mary with St Matthewand St Luke, Cheltenham, NSM);
Lynn Hayler (South Cotswolds Team Ministry); ElizabethMitchell
(South Cheltenham Team Ministry, NSM); Kay Mundy (Deerhurst and
Apperley with Forthampton, Chaceley, Tredington, Stoke Orchard and
Hardwicke, NSM); Steven Newnes (Brockworth, NSM); Michelle
Porter-Babbage (Bourton-on-the-Water with Clapton and the
Rissingtons); Celia Woodruff (Pebworth, Dorsington, Honeybourne and
Marston Sicca, NSM).
By the Bishop of Dorking:
Deacons: Anne Cooper (St Nicolas's,
Guildford); Jacqueline Drake-Smith (Merrow); Antonia Elliott (North
Farnborough Team Ministry); Janet Franck (Egham Hythe); Charles
Lamont (Wisley with Pyrford); Mark Oliver (New Haw); Anne Payne
(Worplesdon); David Peters (Wonersh with Blackheath); Theresa
Ricketts (Weybridge); David Sigsworth (Great Bookham); Katie Thomas
(Stoke-next-Guildford); Sally Thomas (Howell Hill with Burgh
Heath); Gary Williamson (Pirbright); Lorraine Wright
By the Bishop of Dorking on 28
Priests: Michael Barton,
Gareth Dicks, Martin Gilpin, Jonathan Hidden, Julian McAllen,
Anne-Marie Mitchell, Folorunso Olokose, Barnabas Pimentel, Zoe
Pimentel, Margaret Stirling Troy, Elizabeth Toms, Dermot
By the Bishop of Ludlow:
Deacons: Louise Magowan (Church
Stretton, NSM); Richard Mutter (Cleobury Mortimer with Hopton
Wafers, Neen Sollars and Milson, Neen Savage with Kinlet and
Doddington); John Rhodes (Sylton, Pixley and Putley, in the Ledbury
Team Ministry, NSM).
By the Rt Revd Christopher Boyle:
Deacons: Adele Adshead (Holy Trinity,
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, in the Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Breedon on the Hill
Team Ministry, NSM); Dr Edward Bampton (Shepshed and Oaks in
Charnwood); Anne Crosby (Birstall and Wanlip, NSM); Catriona
Cumming (Melton Mowbray Team Ministry); Neil Griffiths (Broom
Leys); Tom Hutchings (Sileby, Cossington and Seagrave); Elizabeth
By the Rt Revd Christopher Boyle on 28
Priests: Pauline Ashby, Jacqueline
Bullen, Stuart Cocksedge, Rosanne Cooper, John Lindsey, Robert
Marsh, Simon Rowbory.
Deacons: Gary Hartill (St Francis's,
West Bromwich, OLM); Ian Kemp (Penn); Andrew McCosh (Shelfield and
High Heath, NSM); Victor Morris (Wigginton, OLM); Patricia Nesbitt
(Bloxwich Team Ministry, OLM); Joshua Penduck (St Chad's,
Lichfield); Craig Shaw (Penkridge Team Ministry; Simon Skidmore (St
Bartholomew's, Wednesbury); Stewart Tyler (Clifton Campville with
Edingale and Harlaston; Elford, OLM).
On 28 June:
Deacons: Charlotte Cheshire (Shifnal
and Sherrifhales; Tong); Richard Clarkson (Whitchurch; Edstaston,
Fauls, Prees, Tilstock and Whixall); Janet Crane (Chell, OLM); Lynn
Davidson (St George of Cappadocia with Greenfields United Church,
Shrewsbury); William Durose (Stoke-upon-Trent Team Ministry, OLM);
Merewyn Evans (Blurton and Dresden); Sharon Greensmith (Clayton,
NSM); Zoe Heming (Hodnet deanery); Ashley Hines (Horninglow, OLM);
Andrew Morgan (Trentham); Diane Oliver (Cheddleton, OLM); Karen
Petherick (Hanley Team Ministry, OLM); Rebecca Richards (St John
the Baptist, Stafford, and Tixall with Ingestre).
By the Bishop of Shrewsbury in all Saints', Baschurch,
on 21 June:
Priests: Deborah Coatsworth, Heather
Page, Maria Smith.
By the Bishop of Stafford in St Peter ad Vincula, Stoke,
on 21 June:
Priests: Lindsay Clowes, Darren Edge,
Nicola Grey, Tommy Merry, Philip Mullins.
By the Bishop of Wolverhampton in St Mary's, Aldridge,
on 21 June:
Priests: Michael Batchelor, Joy Dale,
Adam Gompertz, Christopher Hassell, Roebrt Heath, Gareth Regan,
By the Bishop of Ebbsfleet in St Gabriel's, Fulbrook,
Walsall, on28 June:
Priest: Dr Simon Oakes.
Deacons: Leslie Batty
(Gainsborough and Morton, OLM); Ruth Carroll (Boston Team
Ministry); David Cotton (Saxilby Group, OLM); Paul Darbyshire
(Quarrington with Old Sleaford, NSM); Sue Deacon (The Springline
Group; the Owmby Group, OLM); Michaela Dean (Long Sutton with
Lutton and Gedney Drove End, Dawsmere, OLM); Lee Gable (Frodingham
and New Brumby); James Gandon (St George's, Swallowbeck, Lincoln);
Jon Glossop (Immingham, OLM); William King (North Beltisloe Group,
OLM); Neil Knox (Market Deeping); Nikki Mann (All Saints with St
John, Stamford); Phaedra Pamphilon-Green (Gainsborough and Morton);
Katherine Price (Great Grimsby Team Ministry); Gillian Stevens
(Mablethorpe with Trusthorpe, OLM); Kate Toogood (Louth Team
Ministry); Marian Toyne (Frodingham and New Brumby, NSM); Lis Ward
(St George and St Paul, Stamford); Philippa White (Lincoln
Cathedral; St John the Baptist with St John the Evangelist,
On 28 June:
Priests: Alexander Barrow, Jacqueline
Bell, Julia Clark, Jean Coates, Laura Cockram, Christopher Davies,
Kevin Dyke, Michelle Godbold, AndrewJackson-Parr, Carol Jones,
Teresa McLaughlin, Michael Ongyerth, Terence Taggart, Andrew
By the Bishop of Warrington on6 July:
Deacons: Ashley Benson (St George's,
Everton); Paula Bridson (Toxteth Team Ministry); Captain David
Collier CA (St James's, Birkdale; St Peter's, Birkdale); Daniel
Howard (St Columba's, Anfield); Dr Anne Kazich (The Oaks, Tanhouse,
Conventional District); Daniel Langdon-Griffiths (Sutton Team
Ministry); Laura Leatherbarrow (East Widnes Team Ministry); David
Lowrie (Great Crosby); Jane Morgan (Holy Trinity, Southport, NSM);
Gregory Sharples (South Widnes Team Ministry); Raymond Whitby
(Gateway Town Centre Church Plan, Wigan, NSM).
On 28 June:
Deacons: Olakunle Ayodeji (St John the
Baptist, Pinner); Greg Bannister (Christ Church, Trent Park,
Enfield);Stephen Baxter (St Olave Hart Street with All Hallows
Staining and St Catherine Coleman, City of London, NSM); Julia
Bevis-Knowles (St Paul's, Ruislip Manor, NSM); Kristen Breuss
(Trinity Church, West Hampstead); Ash Carter (Christ Church,
Mayfair, NSM); Claire Clarke (St Saviour's, Upper Sunbury); Stephen
Coleman (St Paul's, Winchmore Hill); Jon Finch (St Luke's, Oseney
Crescent); Stephen Foster (St Paul's, Onslow Square, and St
Augustine's, South Kensington); Peter Godden (Holy Trinity,
Northwood); Maxwell Hutchinson (St John on Bethnal Green, NSM);
John Jenkins (Uxbridge Team Ministry, NSM); Andy Johnson (St John
with St James, West Ealing); Ben Jones (St Mary's, Bryanston
Square, with St Mark's, Marylebone); Ben Kerridge (St Mary with St
George, Hornsey); David Lee (St Peter's, Fulham); Alexandra Lilley
(St Paul's, Shadwell, with St James's, Ratcliffe); Ben Lovell (St
Paul's, South Harrow); Michael Lynch (All Saints', Margaret Street,
St Marylebone, NSM); David Maclure (St John the Baptist, Isleworth;
Hounslow Deanery Pioneer Curate); Tim Miller (St Mary the Virgin,
Primrose Hill, with St Paul's, Avenue Road); Ajay More (Alperton);
Andrew Palmer (St John's Proprietary Chapel, Downshire Hill,
Hampstead); Oliver Petter (St Pancras Old Church Team Ministry);
Malcolm Riley (Christ Church, Mayfair, NSM); Joel Sales (St Mark's,
Teddington, with Hampton Wick); Graham Stevenson (St Thomas's,
Stamford Hill, NSM); Matt Wall (St Mary's, Stoke Newington); Ric
Whaite (All Saints', Fulham); Russell Winfield (Brentford Team
Ministry); Darren Wolf (Christ Church with All Saints,
Spitalfields); Peter Wolton (Holland Park); Paul Wynter (St Paul's,
Onslow Square, and St Augustine's, South Kensington).
By the Bishop of Edmonton in St Michael's,
Priest: James Yeates.
By the Bishop of Edmonton in St Ann's, South Tottenham,
on 22 June:
Priest: Charles Lacey.
By the Bishop of Fulham in Christ the Saviour, Ealing,
on 22 June:
Priest: Simon Cuff.
By the Bishop of Kensington in St Mary Abbots,
Kensington, on 22 June:
Priests: Lesley Bilinda, Alexander
Cacouris, Andrew Downes, Philip Hoyle, Timothy Hughes, Dr Melanie
Marshall, Daniel Millest, Keir Shreeves, Dr Carys Walsh, Philip
By the Bishop of Stepney in St Mary's, Islington, on 14
Priests: Susan Makin, Gloria Naylor,
By the Bishop of Willesden inSt Paul's,
Priests: Andrew Dand, Malcolm Finlay,
Peter Harris, Dawn Jewson, Karleen Kerr, Johannes Roth, Richard
By the Rt Revd Alexander Millarin St Michael's, Chester
Priests: John Ash, Matthew Banks,
Thomas Buchanan, Mark Fox, Mark Jackson, Christopher Landau.
By the Rt Revd Lord Harries of Pentregarth in St
John-at-Hampstead on 20 June:
Priest: Diana Young.
By the Rt Revd Edward Holland in St John the Evangelist,
Hyde Park, on 22 June:
Priest: Robin Sims-Williams.
Deacons: Christine Bailey (St
Clement's, Urmston, OLM); Sylvia Barron (Spotland and Oakenrod,
NSM); Michael Corcoran (Brunswick); Adam Dickson (Wythenshawe Team
Ministry); Michael Donmall (Saddleworth Team Ministry, SSM); Sarah
Fletcher (New Bury with Great Lever); Caroline Greenwood (Hillock
and Unsworth); David Hanson (Christ Church with St Saviour,
Chaddleton); Dorothy Hawkins (Worsley Team Ministry, OLM); Mark
Murthen (Deane Team Ministry); Denise Owen (Spotland and Oakenrod);
Peter Scott (St John the Evangelist, Old Trafford, NSM); Timothy
Thomas (Walkden and Little Hulton Team Ministry); Jane Walker
(Manchester Cathedral, NSM); Joanna Watson (Norden with Ashworth
and Bamford, NSM); Malcolm Wearing (Farnworth, Kearsley and
Stoneclough Team Ministry, OLM); Laurie Windle (St Clement's,
Chorton-cum-Hardy, OLM); Benjamin Woodfield (Astley Bridge);
Margaret Young (St Anne's, Longsight, Royton, NSM); Janette Young
(Heatons Team Ministry, NSM).
By the Bishop of Middleton on 21 June:
Priests: Julie Baratt, John Brett,
Mark Glew, Renate Gray, Mark Hewerdine, Michael Howarth,
Christopher Jamieson, Penelope King, Joanna McKee, Carol Masters,
Omid Moludy, Stephen Nolan, Sheila O'Flaherty, Alan Saunders, Simon
Schofield, Huw Thomas, Christine Threlfall, Caroline Tracey.
Priests: John Carr, Carol Barrett
Ford, Allison Harding, Julie Mooney, Julia Myles, Chantal Noppen,
Deacons: Jane Anderson (Woodhorn with
Newbiggin, NSM); Thomas Birch (St Nicholas's, Gosforth); Emma Duff
(Willington Team Ministry); Patricia Moran (St Mary's, Monkseaton,
NSM); Jane Penn (St John of Beverley, St John Lee; Warden with
Newbrough, OLM); David Twomey (St George's, Cullercoats).
On 5 July:
Priests: David Hagan-Palmer, Martin
Hartley, Julia Hemp, Dr Peter Herbert, Hilary de Lyon, Helen
Rengert, Andrew Slater, William Warren.
Deacons: Laura Baker (St Margaret with
St Edmund and St Nicholas, King's Lynn); Grant Bolton-Debbage
(Great Yarmouth Team Ministry); Frank Cliff (Great Yarmouth Team
Ministry); Deborah Hamilton-Grey (Diss Team Ministry); Matthew
Hutton (St Stephen's, Norwich); Nicholas Ktorides (St Andrew's,
Gorleston); Ruth Lambert (Mile Cross).
By the Bishop of Thetford in Holy Trinity, Loddon, on 5
Priest: Alison Ball.
By the Bishop of Thetford in St Peter and St Paul, East
Harling,on 6 July:
Priest: Caryll Brown.
By the Bishop of Thetford in St Mark with St Luke,
Oulton Broad, on 6 July:
Priest: Margaret Brown.
In St Michael and All Angels, Summertown, on 21
Priests: Alistair Gibbs, Samantha
Stayle, Jonathan Vaughan.
On 5 July:
Deacons: Sally Bottomer (Aston Clinton
with Buckland and Drayton Beauchamp); Hannah Brooks (Finchampstead
and California); Sam Cross (St Giles with St Saviour, Reading);
Benjamin Drury (Stony Stratford with Calverton); Jo Ellington (The
Cookhams, NSM); Dr Patrick Gilday (All Saints', Ascot Heath); Rob
Glenny (Marston with Elsfield); John Goodman (St Francis's,
Banbury); Peter Hill (Emmanuel Church, in Bicester Team Ministry,
NSM); Jonathan Jong (St Mary Magdalen's, Oxford); Michael Lakey
(Dorchester Team Ministry, NSM); Dominic Meering (Hazlemere);
George Moody (Vale, NSM); Simon Potter (St Andrew's, Oxford); Nigel
Richards (Brackley Team Ministry, NSM); Janet Radford (Harwell with
Chilton, NSM); Martha Simpson (Chipping Norton Team Ministry); Ben
Topham (Chalfont St Peter); Janet Wales (Ellesborough with Stoke
Mandeville and the Kimbles, NSM).
By the Bishop of Buckingham in All Saints', High
Wycombe, on21 June:
Priests: Sally Baily, Timothy Barnard,
Wendy Bull, Vivian Inch, Andrew Lightbown, Patricia Mander, Coralie
Mansfield, Richard Phillips, Diana Rowlandson, Levy Campos De
By the Bishop of Dorchester inSt Peter and St Paul,
Dorchester, on 22 June:
Priests: Alistair Blaine, Sister Helen
Julian CSF, Lisa Holmes, Emma Racklyeft, Dr David Spence.
By the Bishop of Reading in St Mary's, Reading, on 22
Priests: Samuel Brewster, Alec Gill,
Alison Jones, Jennifer Jones, David Joynes, Jane Lewis, Carol
Morgan, David Pickersgill, Benjamin Thorndike.
Deacons: Nigel Adams (Barton Seagrave
with Warkton); Glen Brooks (Holy Trinity and St Paul, Northampton);
Paula Challen (Towcester with Caldecote and Easton Neston and
Greens Norton and Bradden); Kevin Fear (St Mark and St Barnabas,
Peterborough); Nicola Hobbs (Broughton and Cransley with Mawsley);
James McDonald (Brackley); Don McGarrigle (Ketton, in Ketton,
Collyweston, Easton-on-the-Hill, Tinwell and Wittering); Shemil
Mathew (Aynho and Croughton with Evenley and Farthinghoe and
Hinton-in-the-Hedges with Steane); Haydon Spenceley (Emmanuel Team
On 28 June:
Priests: Lynda Davies, Simon Kaye,
Lorna Lavarello-Smith, Nicholas Trenholme, Jacqueline Wiegman, Owen
Williams, Dr Rebecca Winfrey.
On 28 June:
Priests: Dawn Banting, Laura Cameron,
Lewis Connolly, Damon Draisey, Steven Marsh, Deborah Youell.
Deacons: Max Cross (Sheet); Jane Isaac
(All Saints', Ryde; St Michael and All Angels, Swanmore); Patrick
O'Maoil Mheana (Paulsgrove); Barbara O'Sullivan (St Mary with St
Faith and St Barnabas with St Wilfrid, Portsea); Garry Roberts
(Holy Trinity Team Ministry, Fareham); Kim Weeks (North End Team
Ministry, Portsea); Mark Williams (St Mary's, Portchester).
Deacons: Graham Adamson (Bushey); Mary
Fane de Salis (Clothall, Rushden, Sandon, Wallington and Weston);
James Faragher (St Paul's, St Albans); Daniel Freyhan (St
Nicholas's, Stevenage, and Graveley); Atalie Gaines (St Andrew's,
Bedford); Emily Gent (St Michael's, Bishop's Stortford); Philip
Green (London Colney, NSM); Alison Jackson (Rye Park, NSM);
Christopher Jones (St Luke's, Watford); Samuel Korn (St Mary the
Virgin, East Barnet); Benjamin Lewis (Goldington); Angela Lynas
(Cheshunt Team Ministry, NSM); Jennifer McQuaid (Hitchin Team
Ministry, NSM); Jairo Nyaongo (Mill End and Heronsgate with West
Hyde); Emma Priddin (St Augustine's, Limbury, Luton); Lennox
Simpson-Gray (Hemel Hempstead Team Ministry, NSM); Ricky Turner
(All Saints', Oxhey).
On 28 June:
Priests: Andrew Croft, Peter Crumpler,
Virgina Dear, Nevsky Everett, Matthew Graham, Dr Catherine
Sharples, David Short, Shaun Speller, Nicholas Walsh, David Warner,
Robin Webster, Joshua Young.
ST EDMUNDSBURY & IPSWICH
By the Bishop of Huntingdon:
Deacons: Rachel Cornish (St John with
St Edmund, Felixstowe,NSM); Eleanor Goodison (South Hartismere,
NSM); Philip Merry (Great and Little Bealings with Playford and
Culpho, NSM); Jennifer Ridley (All Saints', Sudbury, with
Ballingdon and Brundon, NSM); Daniel Thompson (Hadleigh, Layham and
By the Bishop of Huntingdon on 28 June:
Priests: Sharron Coburn, Carl
Melville, Philip Miller, Toby Tate, Mark Woodrow.
Deacons: Dr Jantje Blokland
(Marlborough Team Ministry); Alison Bridewell (Bemerton); Linda
Carter (Broadstone); Margaret Collins (Christ Church, Warminster);
Matthew Earwicker (St Mark's, Salisbury, and Laverstock); Tessa
Fuhri (Heatherlands); Christopher Harwood (St James and St Paul,
Poole; Poole Missional Community); Mark Hay (Longfleet); Daniel
Ingles (Beaminster Area Team Ministry);Dr Anne Claar
Thomasson-Rosingh (Alderbury, in the Clarendon Team Ministry);
Alison Whiting (Dorchester Team Ministry).
On 28 June:
Priests: Wendy Cooper, Thomas Coopey,
Ben Dyson, Sue Linford, Belinda-Jane Marflitt, Susan Miles, Alison
Morley, Stephen Partridge, Mark Phillips, Richard Wyld, Ruth
Deacons: Leslie Bateman (Goole);
Duncan Bell (St Chad's, Woodseats); Christopher Brading (Swinton);
Dr Angela Lauener (Ranmoor, NSM); John Marsh (St Timothy's,
Crookes, NSM); Adam Priestley (West Bessacarr).
By the Bishop of Doncaster on28 June:
Priests: Philip Barringer, Toby
Bassford, Stephen Beck, Daniel Brown, Karen Colley, Sarah Colver,
Barbara Cushing, Richard Grant, Ann Rhodes, Nolan Robson.
SODOR & MAN
Priest: Iaen Skidmore.
On 28 June:
Deacons: Leonard Abrams (St Mark's,
Woodcote, Purley); David Coleman (Horley Team Ministry); Dr Jocelyn
Downey (St Jameswith Christ Church and St Anne, Bermondsey);
Matthew Drummond (Limpsfield and Tatsfield Team Ministry); Richard
Dryer (Emmanuel Proprietary Chapel, Wimbledon); Dr Philip Krinks
(St Mary's, Battersea); Sarah Liebert (Holy Trinity and St
Augustine, Upper Tooting); Dr Rebecca Lloyd (St Stephen's, South
Dulwich); Mae Mouk (St Christopher's Walworth); Stuart Plumb (St
Paul's, Kingston Hill); Jeffrey Risbridger (St Johnthe Evangelist
and St Andrew, Waterloo); Caroline Risdon (St Alfege's, Greenwich);
Jonathan Sertin (St Andrew's, Earlsfield); Katharine Smith (St
Peter and St Paul, Battersea); Dr Nicola von Fraunhofer (St Paul's,
Wimbledon Park, Wandsworth).
By the Bishop of Croydon in St John's Minster Church,
Croydon, on 5 July:
Priests: Philip Brooks, Christopher
Moore, Dr Sharon Prentis, Sandra Schloss.
By the Bishop of Kingston in St Matthew's, Wimbledon, on
Priests: John Adams, Biobelemoye
Alagoa, Tiffany-Alice Ewins, Iain Faulkner, Christopher Griffiths,
Ann Lynes, Katherine Tuckett, Alwyn Webb.
By the Bishop of Woolwich inSt Mary the Virgin,
Lewisham, on 5 July:
Priests: Jessie Daniels White,
Jennifer Dawkins, Dr David Evans, Elizabeth Franklin, Paul
SOUTHWELL & NOTTINGHAM
By the Bishop of Sherwood:
Deacons: Mary A'Herne-Smith (St Mary
Magdalene's, Sutton in Ashfield); Cora Fryer (Epperstone,
Gonalston, Oxton and Woodborough); Luiz Lima (St Anne's, Worksop;
Norton Cuckney); Mark Orr (Clifton Team Ministry); Jane Walker
(Sherwood, NSM); Robert Wiggins (Beeston, NSM).
By the Bishop of Sherwood on28 June:
Priests: Susan Bloomfield, Catherine
Byrom, Maureen Collins, Georgina Hadley, Samantha Hustwayte,
Michael Johnson, Deborah Lord, Wendy Murphy, Lynn Raynor, Bruce
By the Bishop of Beverley in Worksop Priory on 30
Priest: Stephen Parker.
On 27 June:
Deacons: Angela Brown (Redruth with
Lanner and Treleigh Team Ministry); Alison Hardy (Stratton and
Launcells); James Hills (Kea); Claire McIlroy (Antony with
Sheviock; Torpoint); Elly Sheard (Eight Saints Cluster: St
Stythians with Perranarworthal and Gwennap; Devoran; Feock;
Chacewater with St Day and Carharrack).
On 28 June:
Priests: Heather Aston, Jane Bradbury,
Peter Butterfield, Deborah Grigg, John Jukes.
WEST YORKSHIRE & THE DALES
By the Bishop of Knaresborough in Ripon
Deacons: Sharon Brown (Abbeylands Team
Ministry); Mark Harlow (St George's Team Ministry, Leeds);
Christopher Lawton (Leyburn with Bellerby); Vivien Masters (Kippax
with Allerton Bywater Team Ministry); Richard Nolan (St Peter's,
High Harrogate); Linda Robinson (Bedale and Leeming and Thornton
By the Bishop of Knaresborough in St Luke's,
Priest: Christopher Mitton.
By the Bishop of Knaresborough in Holy Trinity,
Priest: Mark Bradford.
By the Bishop of Knaresborough in Holy Trinity,
Rothwell, on28 June:
Priest: Dr Sheena McMain.
By the Bishop of Knaresborough in Kairos Network Church,
Westcliffe Hall, Harrogate, on30 June:
Priest: Benjamin Askew.
By the Bishop of Pontefract inSt Giles's,
Priest: Guillermo Cavieses.
By the Bishop of Pontefract in St Peter's, Gildersome,
on 28 June:
Priests: David Clark, Brian
By the Bishop of Pontefract in Wakefield Cathedral on 5
Deacons: Simon Crook (St Peter's,
Huddersfield): Katherine Currie (High Hoyland, Scissett and Clayton
West); Sarah Farrimond (St Cuthbert's, Birkby, Huddersfield, and
Birchencliffe); Debbie Horsfall (Christ Church, South Ossett);
Valerie Keating (All Saints', Batley, and Purlwell); Stephen
Rochell (Hartshead, Hightown, Roberttown and Scholes); Miguel
Sanchez (Elland); Charlene Smith (Meltham); Heather Taylor
(Mirfield); Heather Thurlow (Dewsbury Team Ministry); Andreas
Wenzel (Horbury with Horbury Bridge).
By the Rt Revd Dr Thomas Butler in Bradford
Deacons: Julie Bacon (St Peter's,
Shipley); John Butler (St Martin's, Heaton, and St Barnabas's,
Heaton); Stephen Proudlove (All Saints', Ilkley); Jenny Ramsden
(Riddlesden; Morton); Benjamin Randall (Pudsey); Catherine Thatcher
By the Rt Revd Dr Thomas Butler in Bradford Cathedral on
Priests: Frances Grasham, Malcolm
Hendry, Heather Houlton, Joanne Hustwick, Sandra Neale, Christopher
Phillips, Beverley Sproats, Ian Widdowson.
By the Rt Revd Dr Thomas Butler in Wakefield Cathedral
on 28 June:
Priests: Jonathan Bish, David Dodgson,
Kevin Greaves, Ian Jamieson, Dr Johanna Kershaw, Stephen Oakley,
By the Rt Revd Clive Handford in St John the Baptist,
Priest: Ian Johnston.
By the Rt Revd Clive Handford in St James the Great,
Priest: Sarah Feaster.
Deacons: Lerys Campbell
(Ringwood); Lee Davies (Andover); Nicola Davies (Fordingbridge and
Breamore and Hale with the Carfords Team Ministry); Rachel Hartland
(Old Basing and Lychpit); Jonathan Harvey (Eastleigh); Eliska
Mulliner (Lymington); Rachel Noel (Fordingbridge and Breamore and
Hale with the Carfords Team Ministry); Amy Powis (Shirley); Linda
Scard (North Hampshire Downs Benefice); Angela Smith (Christ
Church, Winchester); Christine Whitehead (Chandlers Ford).
On 28 June:
Priests: Samantha Duddles, Rebecca
Fardell, Sally Goodson, Hilary Healey, Kathryn Hicken, Nicholas
Hutchinson, Lynn Power, Philip Spiers, Peter Toller, Sarah
By the Bishop of Dover in St Stephen's,
Priests: Matthew Barrett, Adrian
Datta, Juliette Robilliard.
Deacon: Claire Claxton (St Martin's,
Deacons: Sarah Brush (Halas Team
Ministry); Sarah Cottrill (St John in Bedwardine); Gary Crellin
(Stoke Prior, Wychbold and Upton Warren); Owen Gallacher (Worcester
City); Emma Goldby (Holy Trinity andSt James, Malvern); Gary Noyes
(Ipsley Team Ministry).
On 28 June:
Priests: Peter Davies, Nicholas Daw,
Thomas Fish, Carey Saleh, Barbara Wheatley, Bridget Woodall.
By the Archbishop:
Deacons: Gareth Atha (Beverley
Minster); Lynn Kenny (North Ormesby); Tina Minett Stevens (St Mary
with Christ Church and Holy Apostles, Scarborough); Nicola
Penn-Allison (Redcar); Pauline Percy (Crathorne; Kirklevington with
Picton and High and Low Worsall; Rudby-in-Cleveland with
Middleton); Sue Pulko (Market Weighton); Catherine Reid (Ingleby
Barwick); Julie Smith (Saltburn-by-the-Sea); Sarah Strand
(Stokesley with Seamer).
By the Archbishop on 15 June:
Priests: Richard Battersby, David
Charlton, Benjamin Doolan, Jacqueline Doyle-Brett, Aian Macpherson,
By the Bishop of Beverley on15 June:
Priests: Richard Brown, Christopher
On 28 June:
Priest: Huw Bryant.
Deacon: Naomi Starkey (Bro Cyfeiliog
and Mawddwy Ministry Area).
By the Archbishop of Wales on28 June:
Priests:Dr Rhys Jenkins, Christopher
Lee, Rachel Simpson, Sister Wendy Tayler CA.
Deacons: Rhun ap Robert (Aberavon
Rectorial Benefice);Tom Bates (Merthyr Tydfil and Abercanaid
Rectorial Benefice); Pauline Smith (Coity, Nolton and Brackla
On 28 June:
Priests: Andrew Harter, Brenda Jones,
Elizabeth Kerl, William Lambert, Rufus Noy.
Deacons: Linda Batt (Magor Rectorial
Benefice, OLM); Philip Godsell (Cyncoed Rectorial Benefice); Glyn
Jenkins (Bassaleg deanery, NSM); Rebecca Stevens (Bedwas with
On 28 June:
Priests: Lorraine Badger-Watts, Samuel
Deacon: Jonathan Skipper (Llanfyllin,
Bwlchycibau and Llanwddyn, NSM).
On 28 June:
Priests: John Cecil, Sulin Milne,
Hannah Owen, Delyth Richards, Patricia Rogers, James Rollinson,
Deacons: Mark Ansell (Henfynyw with
Aberaeron and Llandewi Aberarth with Llanbadarn Trefeglwys);
Heather Cale (Haverfordwest, NSM); Caroline Mansell (Carew); Joshua
Maynard (Hubberston); Glenys Payne (Dafen and Felinfoel, NSM).
SWANSEA & BRECON
On 28 June:
Deacons: Adrian Morgan (Gorseinon);
Sally Rees(Crickhowell Deanery Ministry Area, NSM).
On 15 June:
Deacons: Rosemary Addis (Good
Shepherd, Edinburgh); Donna Cooper (St John the Evangelist,
Edinburgh); James Green (St Paul and St George, Edinburgh).
MORAY, ROSS & CAITHNESS
On 24 May:
Priest: Sarah Murray.
Alice Whalley was ordained deacon at Chichester Cathedral in 28
June. She is serving her title at St Andrew's, Moulsecoomb.
Ms Whalley was 20 when the priest of her church in London first
asked her about ordination. At the time, she was studying for a
degree in astrophysics at UCL. She started going to the church
opposite her student house one Sunday, "for reasons I never quite
understood", and, before long, was spending a great deal of time
there, eventually working as a pastoral assistant for two
Studying astrophysics "got me thinking about something other
than me", she says. "I was studying for my degree at the same time
that I was becoming a Christian, and, at the time, I thought thetwo
were not related at all; but,in hindsight, studying astrophysics
opened up a whole world of wonder, the whole concept of what the
infinite beyond ourselves might be."
Although nationally the number of women under 30 seeking or-
dination is lower than men in the same age group, she found plenty
of other young women at St Stephen's House, Oxford, and is now keen
to nurture other young vocations.
"Young people have a huge amount to give to the Church . . . and
I think young women should not feel that they need to go away and
do others things first. They can do all the things young women do -
get married, and have children - and still give their whole lives
to the Church, which is a very exciting thing to do."
Joy Collins was ordained deacon in Chichester Cathedral on 28
June. She will serve her title at St John the Baptist, Westfield,
and St Laurence's, Guestling.
Mrs Collins's ordination is the culmination of many years of
battle to fulfil her vocation. A retired bookseller and then
council fisheries worker, she says that a sense of calling to holy
orders came only after the door was opened to women priests for the
"A bookseller since university, my unexpected call to ordained
ministry came with the General Synod vote in 1992," she says. But,
even then, there were further hurdles: her husband, Dennis, was
divorced, which meant that she felt that her journey towards the
priesthood was "barred".
Going down the path of licensed lay ministry instead, Mrs
Collins studied for a Master's degree in women and religion at
King's College, London, before spending three years training for
Just before she was licensed in 2001, however, another hurdle
arose: her bookshop had to close in "difficult circumstances".
Finally, after 12 years as a lay minister in some of the poorest
neighbourhoods in Hastings, she is ready to take up the ordained
ministry she first felt a call some 22 years ago. "After such a
long, challenging journey, I feel extraordinarily blessed to be
preparing for ordination and serving at the heart of a new church
and community in the east of the diocese."
Catherine Mitchell was ordained priest at Durham Cathedral on 28
June. She is serving her title at Croxdale and Kirk Merrington
Before ordination, Miss Mitchell worked for 25 years as an
engineer, looking after power train systems, and, most recently, at
Jaguar Land Rover, analysing warranty data and implementing fixes
for vehicles. Having moved to Durham for a different life, she
retains an admiration for Jaguar's "amazing" vehicles, and believes
that she has acquired some useful skills for life as a parish
"In terms of organisation and planning, that's second nature to
me," she says. "It's also the experience of the wider world outside
the Church, dealing with people with the concerns and the
difficulties of life."
Miss Mitchell went back to church as an adult, after losing both
her parents in a short period of time. She joined an Alpha course,
and then the Cursillo movement in Coventry.
"People started to ask me whether I felt called to ministry. I
said 'No, no, no!', but the more it happens, you start to feel 'I
think I do feel called.'"
A keen percussionist, she hopes to be able to play more in
worship this year. She describes her priesting on Saturday as "very
special indeed", not least because the first person to request her
blessing was the Bishop of Jarrow.
Kevin Kitson was ordained deacon in Durham Cathedral on 29 June.
He is serving his title at the Durham North Team Ministry.
Mr Kitson's entry into ministry is a sharp departure from his
previous life as a forensic investigator with the police. After
initially joining the Durham police force in 1986 as a constable,
since 2004 he has been investigating serious traffic
Often arriving at the scene of serious car crashes, facing
people whose lives had been turned upside down, the 49-year-old
says, he always prayed for those trapped in their cars, or severely
injured. But now he has decided to go a step further towards
ministering to those in need.
Although he had always had a faith, Mr Kitson says that his
intensely demanding job often required him to work on Sundays; so
he rarely got to church. "I had thought of going to church later on
in life, but I am in a job when I have worked many Sundays, and I
thought it was just not going to happen," he says.
"Then, one Sunday, eight years ago, I woke up with an
overwhelming feeling that I had to go to church. Even when I did
go, it was not enough. I had this feeling that I was not yet where
God wanted me."
Despite enjoying his job with the police, the pull towards
priesthood became too strong, andMr Kitson took early retirement.
He will become a curate in the Durham North Team Ministry.
"For 28 years I've been feeling other people's collars; now God
has felt mine."
Edward Bampton was ordained deacon in Leicester Cathedral on 29
June. He is serving his title at Shepshed and Oaks, in
"I will always be a scientist," Dr Bampton says. With a degree
in biochemistry, and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Oxford
University, he says science has been "a vocation. It's one of the
reasons I resisted so strongly having another one."
In an era in which Professor Richard Dawkins has reignited the
debate about the compatibilty of science and faith, Dr Bampton
found that "through the privilege of looking deeper and deeper into
the wonder of God's creation, it became clearer and clearer that
there are no absolute answers to be found in science. . . There is
far more than what we can come up with on our own."
He resisted for several years, but eventually pursued his
calling to ordination. A friend has bought him a subscription to
the New Scientist, and he expects to use his training to
engage in discussion with those who have questions about science
and faith. He is "open to what God asks of me. God uses us for who
we are, and the gifts that we have for the furtherance of his
Maxwell Hutchinson was ordained deacon in St Paul's Cathedral on
28 June. He is serving his title at St John on Bethnal Green,
When Mr Hutchinson and his wife were caught up in the tsunami in
Sri Lanka in 2004, he was confronted with "the real, hard- edged
practicalities of practising Christian ministry in very, very
difficult circumstances. . .
"At moments like that, when people are very physically and
spiritually damaged, there is no point in engaging with
sophisticated theological rhetoric. You just have to say 'God loves
you, despite all of this.'"
A successful broadcaster, he was, at this point, already an
active preacher, and had also set up a charity, Article 25, to
provide buildings for some of the world's most vulnerable
communities. As a deacon, he believes that he has a particular call
to serve the elderly: "I seem to have a good, natural, comfortable
rapport with the aged more than I do with the young. I think that
that is a strength, not a weakness: they have very specific
spiritual needs, to which, through the grace of God, I seem to be
Ben Woodfield was ordained deacon in Manchester Cathedral on 29
June. He will serve his title at St Paul's, Astley Bridge.
Ordination for Mr Woodfield comes as evolution rather than
revolution. He and his wife, a vicar's daughter, had spent seven
years working in a youth project with St Bride's, in Old Trafford,
It was during this time that the first hints of a call towards
ordained ministry came, he says. "People started to say 'I think
you should explore ordained ministry.' When I first heard it, it
was a laugh in a way. Shock, anxiety, but I guess slight excitement
as well. 'Can I do that? Really?'"
After keeping the call at "arm's length" for a number of years,
Mr Woodfield eventually decided to pursue training. He says that he
knew his mission field was to the poor, and the C of E's parish
system was a strong draw. "We have lots of great big churches, but
quite often the [poorer] communities do not live in those
Mr Woodfield describes his new parish in Astley Bridge, where he
will be working in a pioneer ministry on a housing estate,as "a
poor community, but not an inner-city one; a different sort of
community for us."
One of the most significant parts of his training at St John's
College, Nottingham, was time that he spent as a hospital chaplain.
The challenges of working on a heart-transplant ward helped to
guide the development of a pastoral vocation, Mr Woodfield
Unusually, Mr Woodfield has been given five years as a curate at
St Paul's to develop his pioneer ministry. "We have been given five
years, and we take our hats off to [the diocese] for that. But,
from day one, it's about looking beyond those five years. I'm not
interested in setting up a fancy project that will fall apart."
Ian Johnston was ordained priest in St Paul's, Ireland Wood, in
Leeds, on 29 June. He will serve his title at St John the Baptist,
Adel, and St Paul's, Ireland Wood.
For about one day a week, Mr Johnston will not be in his two
parishes in the north-western suburbs of Leeds, but rather in the
heart of the city's commercial district, serving as Minister to
After a long career as an NHS executive, management consul-tant,
and chairman of a private hospital, the 63-year-old self-supporting
minister will now act as a chaplain to the business community,
besides supporting Christians in their workplaces.
"The Church should be where the people are," Mr Johnston says.
"People in business are as much in need of the love of God as
anyone else, and they are actually people in positions of
A large part of his work is meeting and speaking with
businessmen and women, to offer them pastoral support. "I often
say, 'You might be surprised to see a clergyman here [at the Leeds
Business Club],' and they say, 'No, not really.'
"I'm not there to network, or as a competitor, or as a boss, or
an employee. So they can talk seriously to someone who will listen,
and empathise." He is also hoping to relaunch a prayer lunch for
those in business, and to work closely with the city council.
Working with captains of industry could present a tension with
the Church's focus on social justice, Mr Johnston says, but he
insists that God, who welcomed tax collectors, welcomes business
-men and women, too.
"I don't think we can shy away from that, nor from the message
the Archbishop of Canterbury is starting to talk about [regarding
responsible finance]. Yes, we have a bias towards the poor, but
that doesn't mean we minister only to the poor: we minister to