Diocese of Portsmouth

Bishop Rob, our commissary bishop, with those ordained priest this summer

Ordinations 2021

Our commissary bishop, Bishop Rob, ordained new priests and deacons at two separate services in our cathedral on June 26.. Because of Covid restrictions, the services were by invitation only, but footage of the services can be seen below. Those who were ordained deacon are now curates in C of E parishes across south-east Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Those who were ordained priest will continue to serve in the parishes where they have been working for the past year.

The full list of those ordained is:


  • Derek Johnston (serving at Cosham and Wymering)
  • Kate Lloyd Jones (Greatham, Empshott and Hawkley with Priors Dean)
  • Anthony Lawrence (Ventnor, Isle of Wight)
  • Katherine Message (Harbour Church, Portsmouth)
  • Heath Monaghan (ordained pioneer minister, who will serve at Bembridge and Ryde, Isle of Wight) - read more about how Heath was called to ordination here
  • Rajiv Sidhu (Copnor St Cuthbert) - read more about how Rajiv was called to ordination here.
  • Alison Waterhouse (Petersfield and Buriton)


  • The Rev Hannah Barraclough (who is serving at Newport and Carisbrooke)
  • The Rev Catherine Edenborough (Portsmouth Cathedral)
  • The Rev Matthew Grove (Portsdown, Christ Church and Purbrook)

Ordination of deacons

You can watch the whole service at which our seven new deacons were ordained here:

The Rev Heath Monaghan celebrates after his ordination
The Rev Rajiv Sidhu with family and friends after his ordination

Ordination of priests

You can watch the whole service at which our seven new priests were ordained here: