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New priests and deacons are ordained in Norwich 

Over 20 new priests and deacons were ordained into the Diocese of Norwich by the Bishop of Thetford, Alan Winton, at Norwich Anglican Cathedral on Saturday June 29 on the hottest day of the year.

Those ordained as deacons (pictured above) were:

  • Andrew Bevan, to serve in the Stalham & Smallburgh Benefices
  • Annie Blyth, to serve in the Colegate & Tombland, Norwich Benefice
  • PJ Brombley, to serve in the Mitre Benefice
  • Andy Bunter, to serve in the Sprowston Benefice
  • David Cossey, to serve in the Dersingham, Anmer, Ingoldisthorpe and Shernborne Benefice
  • Daniel Doran-Smith, to serve in the Earlham Benefice
  • Gary Gould, to serve in the Hempton with Pudding Norton and Walsingham, Houghton and Barsham Benefices
  • Tracy Jessop, to serve in the Wroxham with Hoveton Saint John with Hoveton Saint Peter, Belaugh and Tunstead with Sco' Ruston Benefice
  • Matthew Luscombe, to serve in the Mitre Benefice 
  • James Pinto, to serve at Holy Trinity, Norwich
  • Vivienne Ridpath, to serve in the Belton & Burgh Castle Benefice
  • Michaela Sorensen, to serve in the Watton Benefice
  • Tim Watts, to serve in the Earlham Benefice
  • Tracy Williams, to serve at St Francis, Heartsease & St Matthew’s, Thorpe Hamlet
  • Andrea Woods, to serve in the Mattishall and Tudd Valley Benefice

The newly-ordained priests were:

  • Rachel Foster, serving in the Poringland Benefice
  • Louisa Pittman, serving in the Barnham Broom & Upper Yare Benefice
  • Laura Purnell, serving at St Faith’s, Gaywood
  • Angela Rayner, serving at St Margaret with St Nicholas, King's Lynn
  • Isaac Sibanda, serving at St Francis, Heartsease & St Matthew’s, Thorpe Hamlet
  • Samuel Thorp, serving in the Diss Team Ministry
  • Shawn Tomlinson, serving at Christ Church, Eaton
  • Joshua Bell, serving at All Saints, South Lynn, was ordained by the Bishop of Richborough at All Saints’ Church, South Lynn on Sunday 30 June.

More pictures at Diocese of Norwich

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