Archbishop to ordain new deacons and priests at special Cathedral service

Archbishop to ordain new deacons and priests at special Cathedral service

The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of Dover will ordain ten new deacons in the Nave of the Cathedral this Saturday (28 June 2014)

The six men and four women, including a former scientist, a physiotherapist, an inspector of taxes and a window cleaner, will become new Church of England curates at a special Ordination Service.

Six others will be ordained priest at a Cathedral service later the same day.

Within the Church of England there are three stages of ordained ministry: deacons, priests and bishops. Following training at theological college, newly ordained deacons are appointed to a three to four year post of curate, for training alongside an experienced vicar. After one year, deacons are ordained priest.

Further details about the 2014 Ordination Service can be found on the Diocesan website.

Due to the ordination, the Nave will be open for visiting only between 13:00 – 15:30, and the Quire from 13:00 – 16:00. Evening prayer (said) will take place in the Eastern Crypt at 15:15.

Further details of Services in the Cathedral this Saturday can be found here.