South Yorkshire deacons and priests are ordained

The Bishop of Doncaster Peter Burrows.
The Bishop of Doncaster Peter Burrows.

Ordination services took centre stage across the Diocese recently with seven candidates being ordained deacon and a further six as priest.

Church of England candidates who are called to ordained ministry are presented to their bishop at this time of the year at special services and deacons usually serve for one year before being presented again for ordination to the priesthood.

The Bishop of Doncaster, Peter Burrows, ordained five priests in Sheffield Cathedral on July 4. The Bishop of Sheffield, Dr Steven Croft, ordained the deacons at the same venue the next day.

A further service also took place in Swinton on the Sunday where a further priest was ordained by the Bishop of Beverley.

The new deacons and the place they will serve are: Robert Bridgewater - St John the Baptist, Chapeltown;

Lucy Clare Bolster - The Vine Church;

Stephen Gerard Chapman - Sheffield Manor;

Alison Frances Creasey - Christchurch, Dore, Sheffield;

Neil Marchant - Penistone and Thurlstone Team Ministry;

Paul David Mellars - St James Clifton, Rotherham;

Edward Scott Morrison - Cantley St Wilfrid;

The new priests continue to serve in their current parishes as follows: Adam Priestley (St Francis of Assissi, West Bessacarr);

John Marsh (St Timothy, Crookes);

Adrian Bateman (St John the Evangelist, Goole);

Angela Lauener (St John the Evangelist, Ranmoor)

Duncan Bell (St Chad, Woodseats);

Christopher Brading (St Margaret’s, Swinton).