Vocation News

Ordinations 2017



This year twenty new deacons were ordained at Bradford Cathedral on Saturday 1 July 2017.  Bishop John Pritchard, the retired Bishop of Oxford, preached at both services on 1 July.  His sermon is now available in both text and audio format.  The text is reproduced with kind permission from Bishop John and the audio with permission from Bradford Cathedral.

Twenty three deacons were ordained priest on Saturday 24 June 2017 in a variety of churches across the diocese.  
Read their stories here.


Ordinands training  - September 2016

The following started training last autumn with a view to ordination. Please pray for them.  
Jenny Clarke – Cuddesdon College, Oxford
Christopher Clayton – Cuddesdon College, Oxford
Michael Green – studying at St Mellitus North West and working part time in a local context
Rachel Ford – studying part time on the Yorkshire Ministry Course and working part time in a local context
Sally Pickering – studying part time at the Yorkshire Ministry Course
Christopher Balding – Ridley Hall, Cambridge
Rob Denton – Trinity College, Bristol
Daniel Miles – Studying at Ridley Hall, Cambridge
Judith Clarke – Studying at Oriel College Oxford with formation at Cuddesdon College, Oxford
Elspeth Cansdale – studying on the Yorkshire Ministry Course

Ordinations 2016

New Deacons 2016In the summer of 2016, 24 men and women began ministry as deacons in parish churches across the diocese , following two services held at Wakefield Cathedral in July.

They include a former GP, a headteacher, a magistrate, and a former telecomms trainer.  

Read their stories here