Diocese of Portsmouth

Ordination of Deacons


Start date
9 Oct 2020, 9 a.m.
End date
11 Oct 2020, 5 p.m.
Location
Various Locations
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Bishop Christopher will ordain four new deacons at special services across our diocese.

The four candidates have been through their theological training and a pre-ordination retreat, and are now ready to be ordained and to use the title ‘the Reverend’. They will serve as curates in parishes throughout our diocese.

The four candidates and details of how to watch their ordination services are:

  • Friday 9 October (6.30pm): Jack Williams (All Saints’, Denmead): this service will be live-streamed on the All Saints Denmead Facebook page
  • Saturday 10 October (11.30am): Matthew Grove (Christ Church, Portsdown, and St John the Baptist, Purbrook): this service will be live-streamed on the diocesan Facebook page
  • Saturday 10 October (3pm): Catherine Edenborough (Portsmouth Cathedral): this service will be live-streamed on the cathedral's Facebook page
  • Sunday 11 October (4.30pm): Hannah Barraclough (Newport Minster, Isle of Wight): this service will be live-streamed on Newport Minster's Facebook page

Our photo above shows the ordination of deacons from last year. This group of curates will be ordained as priests in separate services.

Our video below shows how Bishop Christopher washes the feet of those to be ordained, to symbolise the attitude of serving others that a deacon is expected to embrace.

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