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Celebrations as 33 Priests and Deacons are ordained

02 July 2014

The Bishop of Lincoln ordained 14 Priests and 19 Deacons at the weekend

A total of 14 Priests and 19 Deacons were ordained to the Diocese of Lincoln this weekend.

The services at Lincoln Cathedral were presided over by The Bishop of Lincoln, the Right Reverend Christopher Lowson.

The total of 33 candidates was the highest number of ordinations in living memory.

Those ordained Deacons were Ruth Carroll (Boston), Lee Gable (Frodingham), James Gandon (St George Swallowbeck, Lincoln), Neil Knox (Market Deeping), Nikki Mann (Stamford All Saints with St John), Phaedra Pamphilon-Green (Gainsborough and Morton), Katy Price (St Mary and St James Great Grimsby), Kate Toogood (Louth), Lis Ward (St George with St Paul), Philippa White (Lincoln Cathedral/St John the Baptist Lincoln), Leslie Batty (Gainsborough and Morton), David Cotton (The Saxilby Group), Paul Darbyshire (Quarrington), Sue Deacon (Springline/ The Owmby Group), Michaela Dean (Long Sutton with Lutton and Gedney Drove End, Dawsmere), Jon Glossop (Immingham), William King (The North Beltisloe Group), Gillian Stevens (Mablethorpe with Trusthorpe) and Marian Toyne (Frodingham).

Those ordained Priests were Alex Barrow (Great and Little Coates with Bradley), Laura Cockram (Frodingham), Chris Davies (St Mary and St James Great Grimsby), Kevin Dyke (Gainsborough and Morton), Jacqueline Bell (Grantham, Harrowby with Londonthorpe), Andrew Jackson-Parr (The Bassingham Group), Michelle Godbold (Boutham), Julia Clark (Brumby), Jean Coates (The Spilsby Group), Carol Jones (Welton and Dunholme with Scothern), Teresa McLaughlin (The South Ormsby Group), Michael Ongyerth (Crowland), Terry Taggart (The Fen and Hill Group) and Andy Tappin (St John and St Stephen New Clee).

Photos by Mark Warrick. To view the image gallery from both services, click here