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New Ordinands 2016

Deacons meet Archbishop as part of C of E welcome

Six new deacons have been ordained this year in the Diocese of Derby at the annual Petertide event in the county.

A special service was held at Derby Cathedral on 26th June where five were made deacons by the Bishop of Derby, and a further candidate at St. Laurence, Long Eaton, by the Bishop of Ebbsfleet.

The candidates and their new ministries are:

  • Ben Allison, Pioneer Curate, North Wingfield Team Ministry
  • James Durrant, Assistant Curate, Derby St Alkmund and St Werburgh
  • Darren Howie, Pioneer Curate, Derby St Peter and Christ Church with Holy Trinity
  • Lindsay Pearson, Assistant Curate, Wirksworth Team Ministry
  • David Walker, Assistant Curate, Dronfield and Holmesfield Team Ministry
  • Giles Orton, Assistant Curate, Long Eaton St Laurence and Ilkeston Holy Trinity

They come from diverse backgrounds, including a company director, a music teacher, a former Street Pastor, a solicitor and an award-winning performance poet.

Revd Canon Geraldine Pond, Diocesan Director of Vocations, said, “We are delighted to celebrate with six men and women who, having completed their theological training, will be ordained Deacon in Derby Cathedral. They will minister in parishes across Derby Diocese and continue to train as curates alongside an experienced parish priest and lay members of the parish team.”


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From Derbyshire Church, Issue 176
The ordinands with the Archbishop of Canterbury
The ordinands with the Archbishop of Canterbury
(Source: Diocese of Derby)

Getting ready for the ordination at the Cathedral
Getting ready for the ordination at the Cathedral
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