GALLERY: Diocese of Ely welcomes new priests and deacons into the flock
- Credit: Archant
The Diocese of Ely celebrated the ordination of 20 new priests and deacons over the weekend.
During two special services at Ely Cathedral and in front of the candidates’ families and friends, the Bishop of Ely, the Rt Revd Stephen Conway, laid hands on and anointed men and women for their work of ministry in the diocese.
Bishop Stephen said: “It is a great encouragement to me and to the church at large that I ordained 20 new deacons and priests at Ely Cathedral this weekend.
“These are people who range from their 20s to nearly 70 who have answered God’s call and who are making great sacrifices to be a sign of hope and encouragement to all Christian disciples.
“Ten are continuing ministries already established in our parishes, 10 are new but with established identities in our region.
“I welcome them all as colleagues who are joining me and the other clergy as servants of Christ and the Common Good in our parishes.”
The following were ordained priest:
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Richard ALLDRITT Holy Sepulchre (St Andrew The Great) Cambridge
Lesley Nicole (Nicki) BLAND Kym Valley
Judith BOLTON Hemingford Grey And Hemingford Abbots
Jonathan (Jon) CANESSA St Paul’s Cambridge
Geoffrey (Geoff) DUMBRECK The Parish Of The Ascension, Cambridge
Maxwell (Max) KRAMER St Mary The Less, Cambridge
Peter (Pete) MYERS Cambridge St Andrew The Less (Christ Church)
Mark SCARLATA St Mark’s Newnham
Berkeley ZYCH Grimshoe Benefice
To Be Ordained On Thursday 3 July By The Bishop Of Richborough (At Little Shelford)
Simon TOMKINS Little Shelford
The Following Were Ordained As Deacon:
Sarah Christine ATKINS Benefice Of St Mary And St Michael, Trumpington
Bridget Irene BAGULEY All Saints Cottenham
Simon (Sid) Patrick BRIDGES Benefice Of Orton Longueville
Imogen Rosalind FALVEY Sawtry And Glatton
Judith Adrienne GRETTON-DANN The Good Shepherd, Chesterton
Helen Mcgowan ORR Benefice Of St Andrew, Chesterton
Judith (Judy) Edith Elizabeth POLKINHORN Lordsbridge Team
Jane REES Benefice Of Wisbech St Mary
Petra Jayne SHAKESHAFT Cherry Hinton St John The Evangelist
Eleanor Jean WHALLEY Benefice Of St Neots