Celebrations as candidates take the next step on their journey

_MG_6785   Sixteen candidates were ordained as priests and deacons at Southwell Minster over the weekend.

The priests were ordained on Saturday night supported by many family and friends. The deacons were ordained on Sunday morning_MG_6757 in the presence of a large congregation at the Minster. Again, many relatives and friends were present._MG_6781

Among those ordained was Susan Bloomfield, whose ministry will be mainly within the Deaf community in Notts, and Mark Orr, who first felt the call to the priesthood while serving in the Army.

To find out more about the new priests and deacons click here