Diocese of Carlisle Ordinands 2016

The Diocese of Carlisle – the Church of England in Cumbria – is asking people to pray for all those to be ordained Priest and Deacon this year.

It comes as the six people to be ordained Deacon and five to be ordained Priest prepare for a pre-ordination retreat at Rydal Hall and ordination at two services at Carlisle Cathedral on Sunday.

The Bishop of Carlisle, the Rt Rev’d James Newcome, said: “We would ask that people pray for them, their families and for the Ordination Retreat Conductor, the Rev’d Anne Roberts, in these final few days of preparation. Pray too for a rich outpouring of God’s grace for them and for the whole Church.”

Deacons (from the left): The Bishop of Carlisle, the Rt Rev’d James Newcome, Richard Goodfellow, Andrew Simmons, Gavin Rushton, Jonathan Gillespie, Mandy Jones, Sandy Pearl and the Bishop of Penrith, the Rt Rev’d Robert Freeman.To be ordained Deacon by the Bishop of Carlisle at Carlisle Cathedral on Sunday 26 June, 2016, at 10.30am
• Jonathan Gillespie to serve St Mary’s, Windermere, and Jesus Church, Troutbeck, with training incumbent David Wilmot
• Richard Goodfellow to serve the Benefice of Aspatria with Hayton and Gilcrux with training incumbent Tim Herbert
• Mandy Jones to serve Penrith Team Ministry with training incumbent Dave Sargent
• Sandy Pearl (Permanent Deacon) to serve the Leith-Lyvennet parishes with training incumbent Stewart Fyfe
• Gavin Rushton to serve St Thomas’, Kendal, with training incumbent George Briggs
• Andrew Simmons to serve St John’s Houghton and St Peter’s Kingmoor with training incumbent Andrew Towner

Priests (from the left): The Bishop of Penrith, the Rt Rev’d Robert Freeman, Katharine Butterfield, Andrew Norman, Carl Harding, Joanna Hurst, Robin Ham and the Bishop of Carlisle, the Rt Rev’d James Newcome.To be ordained Priest by the Bishop of Carlisle at Carlisle Cathedral on Sunday 26 June, 2016, at 3pm
• Katharine Butterfield to serve the Leith-Lyvennet with training incumbent Stewart Fyfe
• Robin Ham to serve Barrow Deanery Team with training incumbent Gary Cregeen
• Carl Harding to serve St Michael’s Stanwix, Carlisle, with training incumbent Nigel Beer
• Joanna Hurst to serve Holy Trinity, Kendal, with training incumbent Rob Saner Haigh
• Andrew Norman to serve Cartmel Peninsula Team Ministry with training incumbent Nicholas Ash

Nationally, the Church of England is on course to ordain around 950 men and women this year to minister in churches across the country.

Notes to editors
Deacon is one of the orders of ministry, to which all clergy in the Church of England are admitted. Some remain deacons all their lives but most are ordained priest usually a year after being ordained a deacon. Deacons have a full ministry in the Church of England but cannot preside at the Eucharist, pronounce the absolution or pronounce the Trinitarian blessing.

 


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For further information please contact Dave Roberts, Diocesan Communications Manager on 07469 153658, 01768 807764 or at communications@carlislediocese.org.uk.