Twelve New Deacons Arrive
Twelve new deacons were ordained on Saturday (29 September) in Salisbury Cathedral, during a service attended by the Bishops of Salisbury, Ramsbury and Sherborne.
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The Bishop of Salisbury presided, assisted by the Bishops of Ramsbury and Sherborne- the first time all three have been present at a service since Edward Condry was welcomed as Bishop on Sunday 23 September. (Click here for that story)
The Revd Clare Herbert, a Lecturer in Inclusive Theology from The Bishop of Salisbury's previous parish of St Martin's in the Fields, preached a sermon on Jesus washing his disciples' feet.
Highlights included all three Bishops washing the feet of the deacons- four deacons each- during the service, and the Revd Ruth Gillings leaving on a motor-trike.
This year's deacons are now curates:
- The Revd Colette Annesley-Gamester: Spire Hill Benefice, Dorset
- The Revd Anne Bond: Corfe Castle and Swanage Benefices, Dorset
- The Revd Roger Butcher: Wyke Regis, Dorset
- The Revd Keith Charnley: Bradford Group, Wiltshire
- The Revd Wendy Cooper: Sarum St Thomas and St Edmund, Salisbury
- The Revd Margaret Evans: Ensbury Park, Dorset
- The Revd Ruth Gillings: Curate to Atworth with Shaw and Whitley, Wiltshire
- The Revd Diane Gingell: Sturminster Newton, Dorset
- The Revd Alice Goodall: St Bartholomew (the Donheads), Wiltshire
- The Revd Ruth Mecredy: Melksham Group, Wiltshire
- The Revd Jemma Sander-Heys: Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire
- The Revd Christopher Spencer: St James Southbroom (Devizes), Wiltshire
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