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Norfolk #NewRevs ordained to serve community

TasValleyCross450The Church of England will be ordaining nearly 1000 men and women this summer including 18 in Norfolk this weekend.
On Saturday July 5 and Sunday July 6, the Bishop of Norwich and the Bishop of Thetford will be ordaining Deacons into the church – putting on their dog collars for the first time - and welcoming other candidates into the priesthood at services across the county.
These Diaconate candidates will have just completed their training and will be taking their first steps towards entering the priesthood.
Family, friends and congregations will be attending the service in support of these men and women dedicating their lives to the service of the church.
The candidates come from a range of backgrounds, each bringing unique life experiences to their ministries.
As part of the celebrations across the country, those being ordained, their friends, family congregations and clergy are being encouraged to use twitter to congratulate and celebrate with the tag #NewRevs.
These are the candidates in Norfolk
Candidates for the Diaconate, to be ordained by the Bishop of Norwich in his Cathedral Church at 10.30 am on July 5
Laura Baker, from Westcott House, to serve at St Margaret’s, King’s Lynn; Grant Bolton-Debbage, from Ripon College, Cuddesdon, to serve in the Great Yarmouth Team Ministry; Frank Cliff, from ERMC, to serve in the Great Yarmouth Team Ministry; Deborah Hamilton-Grey, from the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield, to serve in the Diss Team Ministry; Matthew Hutton, from St Mellitus, to serve at Norwich, St Stephen; Nicholas Ktorides, from Ridley Hall, to serve at Gorleston St Andrew; Ruth Lambert, from ERMC, to serve at Norwich, Mile Cross, St Catherine
Candidates for the Priesthood
To be ordained by the Bishop of Norwich in his Cathedral Church at 2.00 pm on July 5

Hilary De Lyon, serving at Swaffham and Sporle; Martin Hartley, serving in the Tas Valley Team Ministry; Julia Hemp, serving at Earlham; Peter Herbert, serving at Cromer; David Hagan-Palmer, serving at Drayton & Taverham; Helen Rengert, serving at Norwich, Thorpe Hamlet, St Matthew; Andrew Slater, serving at Wymondham with Silfield and Spooner Row; William Warren, serving at Norwich, Heigham, Holy Trinity
To be ordained by the Bishop of Thetford
Alison Ball, serving in the Chet Valley Benefice, to be ordained in Holy Trinity church, Loddon on Saturday 5 July at 6.00 pm
Caryll Brown, serving at East Harling with West Harling, Bridgham with Roudham, Larling, Brettenham and Rushford, to be ordained in St Peter & St Paul church, East Harling on Sunday 6 July at 10.30 am
Maggie Barnes, serving at Oulton Broad St Mark with St Luke, to be ordained in St Luke’s church, Oulton Broad on Sunday 6 July at 6.00 pm
Pictured above is Rev Martin Hartley with the Rev Sally Gaze and their wooden crosses.

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