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New Priests to be ordained

New Priests to be ordained

New Priests will be ordained into the Church of England on Saturday 19 May (2.30pm ) at three simultaneous services taken by the bishops of Chichester, Horsham and Lewes.

Congregations from across the Diocese of Chichester will join families and friends of the candidates as the women and men, all currently deacons in the Church, are ordained priest.

Candidates will be ordained by the Bishop of Chichester, Dr Martin Warner at a service in St Saviour Eastbourne, whilst across the town at All Saints, the Bishop of Lewes will also be welcoming new priests to serve in the Diocese.

At St Mary Storrington, a similar service will take place for other candidates who will be ordained by the Bishop of Horsham, Mark Sowerby.

The Diocese of Chichester is currently encouraging more candidates to consider a calling to the priesthood and the Bishop of Chichester has designated next year, 2019, as the Year of Vocation.

"For each of these candidates this is a truly wonderful and deeply moving moment as their ordination approaches and I have asked all our parishes to remember those to be ordained priest and deacon in the weeks ahead," said Dr Warner today.

Details of services and candidates below including parishes in which they will serve:

Service at St Saviour Eastbourne - The Bishop of Chichester, Dr Martin Warner

Nick Archer: Eastbourne St Mary

Richard Tuset: Sidley All Saints

Service at St Mary Storrington - The Bishop of Horsham, Mark Sowerby

Colin Cox: Findon, Clapham and Patching

Stephen Mills: Steyning and Ashurst

Harriet Neal-Stevens: Henfield St Peter

Martha Weatherill: Chichester St Paul

Service at All Saints Eastbourne - The Bishop of Lewes, Richard Jackson

Jane Bartlett: Shoreham St Mary De Haura

Tim Bell: Hastings Holy Trinity

Sam Carter: Eastbourne All Saints

Isaac Pain: Burgess Hill St Andrew

Jess Reid: Brighton St Nicholas

Jeff Tutton: Ore Christ Church