Twenty new deacons ordained at Ripon Cathedral

Twenty men and women have begun ministry as deacons in parish churches across the diocese following two joyful ordination services at Ripon Cathedral.

The Bishop of Leeds, the Rt Revd Nick Baines carried out both services, which were held on Saturday, July 3.

They include former teachers, an academic in the field of Italian Studies, a Professor of Victorian Studies, a social worker and four were ordained at the same time as their husband or wife. 

Pictured from inside Ripon Cathedral with Bishop Nick and the three deans, after the morning service are from left; Emily Tidball, Amanda Ogilvie-Berry, Simon Walters, Emma Walters, Jo Glenwright, Leah Thompson, Lottie Jones, Joshua Peckett, Lindsey Fox and Anna Lumb.

Pictured outside the cathedral with Bishop Nick and the three deans, after the afternoon service are from left; Gemma Fleury, Jonathan Fleury, Sam Fletcher, Nick Murray, Linzi Blundell, Jenny Bradley, Michelle Lepine, Rosemary Mitchell, Claire Honess and Diane Komorowski. 

To find out more about the twenty one new deacons and where they will be serving, please follow this link.

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