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We have 21 candidates being ordained this year across the weekend of July 2 and 3.

This page you are on now features personal profiles of each ordinand.

And visit this page for the main news story and this year's pre-ordination video featuring four of the ordinands and Bishop Julian, Bishop Philip and Bishop Jill. 

The following will be ordained Priest and Deacon by the Bishop of Blackburn, Rt Rev Julian Henderson, at Blackburn Cathedral on Saturday, July 2. These will be the last ordinations for Bishop Julian, who is retiring in mid-July. 

Jordan Bentliff

Chorley St George

Rev Michael Print


Personal Profile

Amy Bland

Euxton Parish Church

Rev Jo Smith


Personal Profile

Sam Dickinson

Blackburn Christ Church with St Andrew’s Livesey

Rev Canon Andrew Raynes


Personal Profile

Andrew Downes

Thornton le Fylde Christ Church

Rev Damian Platt


Personal Profile

Lloyd Etheridge

Leyland St Andrew

Rev David Whitehouse


Personal Profile

Alan Gault

Blackburn St Aidan, St Luke, St Mark and St Philips

Rev Jason Gardner


Personal Profile

Nathaniel Gilmour

Broughton St John

Rev Canon Fleur Green


Personal Profile

Liz Gethin

Fulwood St Cuthbert

Rev Mark Bradford


Personal Profile

Simon Griffiths

Preston All Saints

Rev Nathan Buttery


Personal Profile

Barbara Houghton

Preston St Stephen

Rev Dave Hanson


Personal Profile 

Simon King

Longridge St Lawrence with St Paul

Rev Mike Barton


Personal Profile

Martin McDonald

Fulwood St Cuthbert

Rev Mark Bradford


Personal Profile

Ian McGrath

Ellel St John

Rev Craig Abbot


Personal Profile

Tristan Meares

Rufford with Holmeswood St Mary and Tarleton Holy Trinity

Rev Canon Mark Soady


Personal Profile

Bryn Naylor

Higher Walton All Saints and Hoghton Holy Trinity

Rev Hannah Boyd


Personal Profile

Ryan Otley

St Anne’s on Sea, St Annes

Rev Glen Brooks


Personal Profile

Matthew Rowley

Remaining in Grange Park, Blackpool

Rev Peter Lillicrap


Personal Profile

Anna Walker

Bamber Bridge and Walton Le Dale

Rev Shaun Baldwin


Personal Profile

Mark Wooding

Leyland St John’s

Rev Andy Meeson


Personal Profile


The following will be ordained Priest by The Bishop of Burnley, Rt Rev Philip North, on Sunday, July 3, at St Mary Magdalen, Accrington. 

Jordan McDermott

Accrington Saint Andrew, Saint Mary Magdalen and Saint Peter and Church Kirk

Rev Canon David Arnold


Personal Profile 

Matteo Zambon

Torrisholme The Ascension

Rev Damian Porter


Personal Profile






Ronnie Semley, July 2022