Diocese of Portsmouth

Ordination of priests

Start date
2 Jul 2022, 4 p.m.
End date
2 Jul 2022, 5:30 p.m.
Portsmouth Cathedral, High Street, PO1 2HH

Bishop Jonathan will ordain these seven people as priests in the Church of England on Saturday 2nd July. These seven were all ordained as deacons last year, and have been serving as assistant curates for the past 12 months. Being ordained as a priest, among other things, means that they'll be able to preside at Communion services:


  • the Rev Derek Johnston (serving at St Wilfrid's, Cowplain)
  • the Rev Kate Lloyd Jones (Greatham, Empshott and Hawkley with Priors Dean)
  • the Rev Anthony Lawrence (Ventnor, Isle of Wight)
  • the Rev Katherine Message (Harbour Church, Portsmouth)
  • the Rev Heath Monaghan (Bembridge and Ryde, Isle of Wight) - read more about how Heath was called to ordination here
  • the Rev Rajiv Sidhu (Copnor St Cuthbert) - read more about how Rajiv was called to ordination here.
  • the Rev Alison Waterhouse (Petersfield and Buriton)

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