Deacons and priests ordained

28th June 2016

Ordination services took centre stage at Sheffield Cathedral over the weekend with the ordination of six new Deacons and seven Priests.

Church of England candidates who are called to ordained ministry are presented to their bishops at this time of the year at special services.  For their first year following the ordinations, the candidates are known as deacons.  They will serve in parishes around the Diocese of Sheffield for 12 months before being presented for ordination to the priesthood in 2017.

The Deacons ordained were:

  • Robert Anthony Heaton - to serve in the parish of St Mary the Virgin, Sprotbrough.
  • Reid Thomas Humble - to serve in the parish of All Saints, Rotherham Minster.
  • Elisabeth Grace Keith - to serve at the Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield.
  • Alistair Philip Stevenson - to serve in the parish of All Saints, Ecclesall.
  • Thomas David Leonard Carpenter - to serve in the parishes of St John the Evangelist and St Mary Magdalene, Goldthorpe and St Wilfrid, Hickleton.
  • David Paul D’Silva - to serve in the parishes of St John the Baptist, Edlington and St Jude, Hexthorpe.

The Priests ordained were:

  • Robert Bridgewater - serving in the parish of St John the Baptist, Chapeltown.
  • Lucy Clare Bolster - serving in the parish of The Vine, Sheffield.
  • Stephen Gerard Chapman - serving in the Sheffield Manor Team Ministry.
  • Alison Frances Creasey - serving in the parish of Christ Church, Dore.
  • Neil Marchant - serving in the Penistone and Thurlstone Team Ministry.
  • Paul David Mellars - serving in the parish of St James, Clifton.
  • Edward John Scott Morrison - serving in the parish of St Wilfrid, Cantley.

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