Over the weekend of 22/23 June, 16 people will be ordained to serve in parishes across the Diocese.

On Saturday, 12 candidates will be ordained priest in the Cathedral, having completed their first year in their parishes; they are now able to preside at the Holy Communion. A further 4 candidates will be ordained deacon on Sunday and are entering their first year of training as a curate.

Bishop John will ordain both the priests and the deacons, supported by Bishop Graham. Bishop David Wilbourne, Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of York, is preaching at both services, having led the pre-ordination retreat for candidates.

Ordained deacon:

  • Francis Moloney, serving at Holy Trinity, Redditch
  • Jonny Gordon, serving at Great Malvern
  • Sarah Bardell, serving the Benefice of Dudley
  • Victoria Barlow, serving St Matthias & St George, Astwood Bank and The Bridge, Headless Cross

Ordained priest:

  • Adam Hadley, serving at St Thomas in Stourbridge
  • Andy Smith, serving Worcester, St Nicholas & All Saints with St Helen
  • Janet Hatton, serving at St John, Bromsgrove
  • Jen Denniston, serving in the West Worcestershire Rural Team Ministry
  • Jo Williamson, serving in Broadway, Evesham
  • Julia Quinn, serving in Stourport on Severn and Wilden
  • Peter Myres, serving in the Chase Team, Malvern (St Andrew’s & All Saints, Malvern Wells & Wyche)
  • Richard Hackett, serving at Holy Trinity, Old Hill
  • Robin Parry, serving in the Worcester South East Team
  • Timothy Hupfield, serving in East Vale and Avon Villages (Badsey with Aldington & Offenham & Bretforton)
  • Stephen Dunton, serving Pershore with Pinvin, Wick & Birlingham
  • Sue Adeney, serving in Upton-on-Severn, Ripple, Earls Croome w Hill Croome & Strensham

Please pray for all this year’s ordination candidates. All are welcome to join us for the ordination services in the Cathedral to support them.