Five men and one woman, including three teachers, a Church Army worker, a Chaplain to a young offenders’ unit and an HR professional turned self-employed face-painter became new Church of England curates at a special Ordination Service held in the Cathedral on Saturday 4 July. Ten others were ordained priest at a service later on that 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.
- Christopher Richard Terence Denyer: Bethersden with High Halden and Woodchurch
- Peter James Newell: Kennington
- Mark Andrew Pavey :Maidstone, St Paul
- Captain Stephen (Steve) Paul Plumb C.A.: The Six
- Dr Steven Robert Sivyer: Marden
- Paulette Joanne Stubbings : Boughton under Blean with Dunkirk and Hernhill
In the afternoon, the Bishop of Dover, the Right Reverend Trevor Willmott, ordained as priests, ten deacons who have served one year of their curacy.
- Dr Jonathan Paul Huggins: Kingsdown and Creekside
- Kevin David Jacobs: Tunstall and Bredgar
- Dr Ivan Patricio Khovacs : Willesborough with Sevington
- Paul Anthony Kite: West Sheppey
- Estella Ruth Last: Herne
- Joanna Sue Richards: Canterbury, St Martin and St Paul
- Dawn Caroline Stamper: Willesborough with Sevington
- Catherine Ann Wilson: Biddenden and Smarden
- Fabian Rene Marc Wuyts: Whitstable
- Simon Robert Young: Faversham, St Mary of Charity, The Brents and Davington, Ospringe