Petertide Ordinations

On the 24th and 25th June the cathedral hosted two joyful ordination services. Bishop Donald ordained ten people as deacons to serve in parishes throughout the diocese and eight people as priests to continue serving in their parishes.

At both services, the sermon was given by the retreat conductor, The Revd Dr Emma Ineson, Principal of Trinity College, Bristol. At the ordination on Saturday afternoon she spoke of the role of priests being shepherds, following in the steps of Jesus. On Sunday she spoke of the servant nature of the role of a deacon.

The cathedral was full of family, friends and supporters who joined in the hymns accompanied by both the organ and a small praise band from the Kings School. As always, the cathedral choir sang beautifully and their music greatly enhanced the worship.

Below is a list of those who were ordained and where they are serving

Ordained as Deacons

Dawn Airey, Woolaston with Strixton, Bozeat and Easton Maudit
Simon Berry, St Mark, Peterborough
Mark Donnelly, Oundle with Ashton and Benefield and Glapthorne
Tom Houston, Burton Latimer
Thomas Paul McLean, Higham Ferrers with Chelveston
Charlotte Osborn, Oakham Team Ministry
Iain Osborne, Oakham Team Ministry
David Reith, St Mary, Weldon and Priors Hall Community Church
Timothy Smith, St Giles, Northampton and the Church on the Heath
Sue Stanley, Potterspury with Furtho and Yardley Gobion with Cosgrove and Wicken

Ordained as Priests

Ruth Colby, Rothwell w Orton & Rushton w Glendon & Pipewell; Loddington & Thorpe Malsor
Richard Duncan, St Peter and St Paul, Moulton
Jenny Ingram, St George the Martyr, Wootton
Ali Middleton, Gleneagles, Wellingborough
Andrew Smith, Long Buckby w Watford & West Haddon w Winwick
Nik Stevenson, St Mary the Virgin, Northampton
Dawn Stokes, Daventry Team Ministry
Nicola Upson-Smith, St Alban the Martyr, Northampton

Photos by Chrys Tremththanmor