Summer ordinations of deacons and priests in Southwell Minster

The picture-postcard setting of Southwell Minster on a beautiful summer’s day was the backdrop for the ordination services of new priests on Saturday 1st July and deacons on Sunday 2nd July.

Eleven deacons and nine priests were ordained into the Church of England by the Bishop of Southwell & Nottingham, the Right Reverend Paul Williams, and both services were packed with the families and friends of those celebrating their special day.

Bishop Paul’s sermon at the ordination of the deacons

Deacons July 2017Priests July 2017

Group photos show: Deacons (by Brian Pickering) and Priests (by Richard Jarvis)

Check out our Priests photo gallery

Check out our Deacons photo gallery

Listen to new deacon Peter Shaw’s interview on Radio Nottingham. Starts at 8.50am