19 New Priests

by Michael Ford last modified 04 Jul, 2011 11:28 AM

The Bishop of Sherborne, Dr Graham Kings, will ordain 19 new priests in Salisbury Cathedral on Saturday 2 July at 11am. He will be assisted by many other supporting priests who will also lay hands on the candidates during the ordination prayer.

19 New Priests

The Bishop of Sherborne, Dr Graham Kings

Dr Kings will join the candidates for part of a retreat at Hilfield Friary in Dorset from Wednesday 29 June to Saturday 2 July. Led by the Archdeacon of Dorset, the Venerable Stephen Waine, this will be a chance for candidates to reflect on the challenges which lie ahead for them.

The 15 women and 4 men serve in parishes across Wiltshire and Dorset, and will be supported by families and friends at the service.

This follows three months as Lay Workers and nine months as Deacons. The candidates have continued to learn new skills and gain experience as they have lived and worked amongst the people whom they serve.

Dr Kings said today, ‘Praying for the Holy Spirit to fill the lives of these 19 people as they are ordained priest is the extraordinary heart of this service. I look forward with joy to welcoming them, their families and parishioners. It is immensely encouraging year after year that so many are prepared to offer their lives to serve God and neighbour in the ordained Ministry.’

ENDS

Notes for editors:
A priest’s role principally includes teaching the Christian faith, baptising, marrying and conducting funerals, and celebrating Holy Communion as leaders of their Christian communities.

DIOCESE OF SALISBURY PRIESTS 2011
Ann Ayling                           Licensed to Bridport Team
Jules Barnes                        Licensed to Wilton with Netherhampton & Fugglestone
Veronica Batchelor               Licensed to Forest & Avon Team
Elizabeth Bennett                 Licensed to Broughton Gifford, Gt Chalfield & Holt
Anne Budgell                        Licensed to White Hart Benefice
Jane Craw                            Licensed to Sherborne Abbey
William French                     Licensed to Verwood
Elise Harding                        Licensed to Wimborne Minster
Louise Horlock                      Licensed to Hampreston
Claire Johnson (Parr)             Licensed to Broughton Gifford, Gt Chalfield & Holt
Patrick King                          Licensed to Dorchester Team
Lesley McCreadie                  Licensed to Sherborne Abbey
Sal McDougall                       Licensed to Trowbridge
Lynne Morris                         Licensed to Holt, Hinton Martell, Chalbury & Horton
Betty Port                             Licensed to Preston
Margaret Preuss-Higham        Licensed to Bridport Team
Stephen Richards                  Licensed to Corfe Mullen
Susan Rodd                          Licensed to Whitton Team
Peter Stone                           Licensed to Charminster & Stinsford

Further information contact:
The Revd Jonathan Ball, Chaplain to the Bishop of Salisbury
Telephone: 01722 334031/07500 872081
bishops.chaplain@salisbury.anglican.org

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