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Stepping out in faith as seven deacons ordained

02 July 2017

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The Rt Revd Christopher Lowson, Bishop of Lincoln, has ordained seven deacons in Lincoln Cathedral.

At a service filled with prayer, joy and excitement and hope for the future, the following people were ordained to serve as deacons in parishes around the diocese:

Patricia Barlow (to serve Great Grimsby Team Ministry)

Rachel Beck (to serve St Giles, Lincoln)

Rachel Fowler (to serve The Waltham Group)

Sue Rose (to serve Boston)

Judy Shaw (to serve Nettleham)

Joseph Snelling (to serve St Swithin, Lincoln)

Claire Walker (to serve Market Rasen) 

The retreat leader and preacher at the services of ordination for priests and deacons was the Very Revd Michael Sadgrove, Dean Emeritus of Durham. The text for the sermon may be obtained by clicking on the following external link, and the addresses offered during the ordination retreat are available here.

To read about the service of ordination for our priests, please see here.

An initial gallery of photos from this special occasion appears below...

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