CORONAVIRUS: Our latest updates; the 'coronavirus compendium'; general information; links to resources Click here for more
Site search

Seven ordination services took place on September 26/27 and each was led by one of our three Bishops: Rt Rev. Julian Henderson, Bishop of Blackburn; Rt Rev. Philip North, Bishop of Burnley and Rt Rev. Dr Jill Duff, Bishop of Lancaster.

The Bishops also ordained the candidates.

The services were held in full consideration of current government guidance.

Due to limited numbers allowed at each service in person because of virus restrictions we made arrangements to have all the services livestreamed via social media channels. Following the live broadcasts the recordings remain available on the various channels involved. Links are below if you missed the live broadcast.

At the bottom of this page you can also watch the official 2020 ordination preview video featuring all three of our Bishops, alongside two of our Deacons and two Priests. 

  • See our full coverage of the services, including pictures taken after each, on this page of the website. 
  • And for more on our latest cohort of 23 new priests and deacons, including their names and where they will serve, read this story

Priests on Saturday, September 26

1030         St Leonard’s Padiham

                  Paul Davies, Kit Walker, Ian Sarginson

                  Bishop Philip ordained and Bishop Julian preached

Livestream link: Please click here for a recording taken from the livestream which remains on the Padiham Parish YouTube channel.  Please support the channel and subscribe while you are viewing. 

 

1330          St Cuthberts Preston

                   Mo Baldwin, Mike Clayton, Michael Hutchinson, Liz McLean

                   Bishop Julian ordained and preached

Livestream link: Please click here for a recording taken from the livestream which remains on the St Cuthbert's Fulwood Facebook page. Please support their social channels and subscribe or follow while you are viewing. 

 

1630          Whalley Parish Church

                   Jane Lee, Kat Gregory-Witham, Susan Salt, Lois Ward

                   Bishop Julian ordained and Archdeacon Mark Ireland preached

Livestream link: Please click here for a recording taken from the livestream  which remains on the Diocesan YouTube channel. Please support the channel and subscribe while you are viewing. 


Deacons on Sunday, September 27

1300          Preston Minster

                   Dan Freeman, Kyle Mulholland, Andy Dykes

                   Bishop Julian ordained and preached

Livestream link: Please click here for a recording taken from the livestream which can be found on the Diocesan YouTube channel and comes courtesy of Preston Minster where the livestream was originally hosted. 

 

1530           St James, Haslingden

                   Simon Lloyd, Andrew Holmes, David Hargreaves

                   Bishop Philip ordained and preached

Livestream link: Please click here for a recording taken from the livestream on the Diocesan YouTube channel Please support the channel and subscribe while you are viewing. A recording of the same service is also available on Facebook as well; again please follow this channel. 

 

1600          The Priory

                   Angie Letchford, Christina Walker, Catherine Haydon

                   Bishop Julian ordained and preached

Livestream link: Please click here for a recording of the livestream  on The Lancaster Priory Facebook page. Please support The Priory by taking a moment to follow them on Facebook while you are viewing. 

 

1830          St Mark’s Layton

                   Jane Parker, Matt Robinson, Matt Guilder

                   Bishop Jill ordained and preached

Livestream link: Please click here for a recording of the service on The Trinity Parish @leytonandstaining Facebook page. Please support the church by taking a moment to follow them on Facebook while you watch. 


Watch the official 2020 Ordination video ...

 

 

 

 

Ronnie Semley, September 2020