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A total of 24 new Priests and Deacons are all set to celebrate embarking on a new phase of their lives as the weekend of ordination services for our County approaches.

Below are pictures of each ordinand alongside a personal profile questionnaire to help you get to know them a bit better. 

  • Visit this page for the latest news story on the ordination weekend and more about social media over the coming days as well. 

We also have a great new video, featuring five of this year’s cohort, which is available now on our YouTube channel and also features Rt Rev Philip North, Bishop of Blackburn and Rt Rev Dr Jill Duff, Anglican Bishop of Lancaster. Watch the video below. 

The following will be ordained Priest and Deacon at Blackburn Cathedral with Bishop Philip on Saturday 1 July and on Sunday 2 July at Broughton St John with Bishop Jill at 10.30am, Thornton Christ Church with Bishop Tony Porter at 2pm and Chorley St George with Bishop Philip at 5.30pm.

  • Livestream for Cathedral service is available on their YouTube channel
  • Livestream for Broughton St John is here on YouTube
  • Livestream for Thornton Christ Church is available on YouTube or Facebook 
  • A livestream may be available for St George's and will appear here if so.

Emily Barry



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Jordan Bentliff

Chorley St George


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Samuel Dickinson

Blackburn Christ Church with St Matthew


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Peter Dillon

Blackburn St Stephen and St James


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Andrew Downes

Thornton-le-Fylde Christ Church


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Lloyd Etheridge

Leyland St Andrew


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Rachel Fielding

Darwen St Cuthbert with Tockholes St Stephen and

East Lancashire Hospitals Trust NHS Chaplaincy


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Rachel Frost

West Pendleside


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Alan Gault

Blackburn St Aidan and St Luke, St Mark and St Philip


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Matthew Gaze

Hoddlesden St Paul and Darwen St Barnabas


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Nathanial Gilmour

Broughton St John Baptist


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Jennifer Guilder

Poulton-le-Sands Holy Trinity with Morecambe St Laurence


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Joe Houghton

Lea St Christopher


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Andrew Kesiak

Leyland St James


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Jean Kouacou

Adlington St Paul


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Stuart Longworth

Buckshaw Village Conventional District


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Nikki Mann

Lancaster St Chad Skerton (in plurality with) Lancaster St Luke Skerton


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Martin McDonald

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


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Ryan Otley

St Annes on Sea St Anne (Heyhouses)


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Matt Rowley

Blackpool The Trinity Benefice


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Kathryn Sperring

Little Thornton St John the Evangelist


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Tom Swallow

Blackpool St John


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LJ Tiffney

Blackpool St Thomas


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