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We have 24 candidates being ordained Deacon or Priest this year across the weekend of July 3 and 4, 2021.

The official ordination video available now on YouTube features six of the 24 ordinands plus our three bishops and the Director of Vocations. Watch the video below ... 

Ordinations are taking place across the country and The Church of England will be tweeting throughout this current period on its national Twitter account @churchofengland while our local diocesan Twitter feed (@cofelancs) will also be active, both using #newrevs  

  • More on the ordination weekend can be found by clicking here
  • There will also be coverage of the ordinations and our ordinands in the local and regional media including on BBC Radio Lancashire on Sunday morning from 6am - 10am or listen later on BBC Sounds here. 
  • The Cathedral is making livestreams of the services available on their YouTube channel for family and friends and people from parishes who can't attend due to pandemic restrictions. 
  • Look out for further post-ordination weekend coverage (including pictures taken after each service) on this website on Monday, July 5. 

Find out more about each Deacon and Priest in their own words, by clicking the links to the 'Q and As' below ... 

Ordained as Priests on Saturday 3 July 2021

Rev Simon C Lloyd -

Nelson Little Marsden

 

Media Questions and Answers

 

Rev David A Hargreaves -

Barrowford St Thomas and Newchurch-in-Pendle St Mary

 

Media Questions and Answers

 

Rev Andrew D Holmes -

Haslingden St James with Grane St Stephen and

Stonefold St John (in plurality with) Musbury St Thomas

 

Media Questions and Answers

 

Rev Jane L H Parker -

Blackpool St Paul North Shore (in plurality with)

Greenlands St Anne

 

Media Questions and Answers

 

Rev Daniel J Freeman -

Preston The Risen Lord

 

Media Questions and Answers

 

Rev Kyle J Mulholland -

Ansdell and Fairhaven St Paul

 

Media Questions and Answers

 

Rev Andrew J Dykes -

Preston St John and St George the Martyr (Preston Minster)

 

Media Questions and Answers

 

Rev Matthew J Robinson -

Blackpool The Trinity

 

Media Questions and Answers

 

Rev Christina I Walker -

Dolphinholme with Quernmore and Over Wyresdale

 

Media Questions and Answers

 

Rev Angela M Letchford -

Lancaster St Thomas

 

Media Questions and Answers

 

Rev Catherine L Haydon -

Poulton-le-Sands Holy Trinity with

Morecambe St Laurence

 

Media Questions and Answers

 

Rev Matthew W A Guilder -

Lancaster St Thomas

 

Media Questions and Answers

 

Ordained as Deacons on Sunday 4 July 2021

Rev Simon J King -

Longridge St Lawrence with St Paul

 

Media Questions and Answers

 

Rev Bryn G Naylor -

Higher Walton All Saints and Hoghton Holy Trinity

 

Media Questions and Answers

 

Rev Amy K Bland -

Euxton Parish

 

Media Questions and Anwers

 

Rev Francesca E Gethin -

Preston St Cuthbert Fulwood

 

Media Questions and Answers

 

Rev Ian J McGrath -

Ellel St John

 

Media Questions and Answers

 

Rev Anna K Walker -

Bamber Bridge St Aidan with Walton-le-Dale St Leonard

 

Media Questions and Answers

 

Rev Barbara J Houghton -

Preston St Stephen

 

Media Questions and Answers

 

Rev Olivia A J Haines -

Cockerham, Winmarleigh and Glasson

 

Media Questions and Answers

 

Rev Mark Wooding -

Leyland St John

 

Media Questions and Answers

 

Rev Jordan D McDermott -

Accrington St Andrew, St Mary Magdalen and St Peter

and Church Kirk

 

Media Questions and Answers

 

Rev Matteo Zambon -

Torrisholme the Ascension 

 

Media Questions and Answers

 

Rev Simon H Griffiths -

Preston All Saints

 

Media Questions and Answers

 


  • As part of Vision 2026 we are committed to growing vocations and increasing the number of ordinands and curates in training. The Bishop’s Ordination Fund helps to fund the grants made to assist with living and removal costs of those in training. Visit www.blackburn.anglican.org/donate where you can donate to all our present funds, including the Bishop's Ordination Fund.