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Ordinations 2024

Published: 17th April 2024

Bishop Martin ordaining a new DeaconThis year’s ordinations will take place over the weekend of 29 & 30 June.

Curates who have completed their first year of training will be ordained Priest on Saturday 29 June at 2pm. After their ordination, they will be able to preside at Holy Communion. Those entering curacy will be ordained Deacon at 10.30am on Sunday 30 June and will begin stipendiary (paid) or non-stipendiary (voluntary) roles in parishes across the Diocese.

All of those being ordained will have undergone a process of discernment to understand that this is the particular vocation that God has called them to. Priests are called to shepherd and lead people in their worship of God and mission to the world. They do this through a ministry of word and sacrament. Ordained deacons are called to serve and equip the people of God to make Christ known. They assist priests as they share in the task of preaching and offering pastoral care in the church and in the community.

All are welcome to come along to the ordinations to support the Candidates.

Those who wish to robe need to register this with Emma Woollaston by Monday 17 June at the very latest. The dress code is cassock and surplice, and a white stole for clergy and readers scarf for Readers.

To be ordained Deacon:

  • Michael Edwards, who will serve at St Peter’s Church in Bengeworth, Evesham
  • Peter Greaves, who will serve in the Kidderminster Ismere Team
  • Dean Hall, who will serve in the benefice of Tardebigge, Redditch
  • Sooz Magee, who will serve at the churches of St Wulstan, St Barnabas and St Nicholas in Worcester
  • Gilly Maxim, who will serve in the Worcester City West Team
  • Prajna Pal-Lad, who will serve at All Saints in Evesham
  • Chris Smith, who will serve in Kingswinford and Wall Heath

To be ordained Priest:

  • Martin Allen - serving at St Laurence’s Church, Alvechurch and Holy Trinity, Redditch
  • Mike Bunclark - serving in the Worcester Southeast Team
  • Fiona Carter - serving in the benefice of Christ the King, Redditch
  • Claire Cox - serving at St Mary’s Church, Oldswinford, Stourbridge
  • James Homer - serving in the benefice of Elmley Lovett with Hampton Lovett and Elmbridge with Rushock and Hartlebury and Ombersley with Doverdale
  • Rachel Homer - serving in the Halas Team, Halesowen
  • Val Houghton - serving in the benefice of Brierley Hill
  • Norman Jevons - serving in the benefice of Darby End and Netherton and the benefice of Dudley Wood and Cradley Heath
  • Jen Jones - serving in the benefice of Teme Valley South
  • Jamie Klair - serving at All Saints with St Helens in Worcester
  • Sally Knowles - serving in the Worcestershire West Rural Team Ministry
  • Linda Nicholas - serving at St Peter’s Church, Ipsley
  • Jayne Parker - serving in the benefice of Pershore w Pinvin, Wick & Birlingham
  • Ben Somervell - serving at Holy Trinity Church in Old Hill, Dudley
  • Esther Treasure - serving in the Dudley Team
  • Richard Wood - serving in the Worcester Southeast Team
Page last updated: Wednesday 17th April 2024 10:47 AM

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