Friday, July 3, 2015

40 Deacons to be ordained as Deacons in the Church of England

On Saturday, 4th July, 40 women and men from the Diocese of London will be ordained as Deacons at St Paul's, London. The main part of the ceremony will see the Bishop of London, The Right Reverend Richard Chartres, lay his hands on the heads of the candidates, before they are each vested in a white stole symbolising the liturgical role of deacons in the Eucharist. Many of those ordained Deacons are 'transitional deacons' and will be ordained as priests in the future (all priests are firstly Deacons, and remain Deacons when ordained as a priest). Some will stay as 'distinctive' or 'permanent' Deacons, and some will serve as 'vocational Deacons' with secular employment.
Let us join the prayers of many for these 40 men and women to be ordained, and pray a blessing on their ongoing ministry.

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