Diocese of Chichester

Ordination of priests 2021

The Diocese of Chichester will be celebrating the ordination of 17 new priests between 27th June and 12th July as six ordination services take place across the Diocese.

On 9 jun 2021

In Chichester Cathedral

By communications

Beginning at St Nicholas, Worth on 27th June and ending at St Peter’s, Brighton on 12th July, the bishops of Horsham and Lewes will ordain the candidates, who will be joined by family members and supporters to celebrate the beginning of their priestly ministries.

Each of the candidates was ordained as deacon last year and will continue to serve as curates in the same parishes after ordination to the priesthood.

Amongst the many things the new priests can look forward to is the celebration of the Eucharist, or Holy Communion, for the first time.

The Bishop of Horsham, Ruth Bushyager, will be ordaining priests at St Nicholas, Worth [Sun 27 June, 3pm], St Peter’s Henfield [Tue 29 June, 7pm], St Mary Magdalene, Lyminster [Wed 30 June, 7pm] and St Peter’s Brighton [Mon 12th July, 7pm].

The Bishop of Lewes, Will Hazlewood, will ordain priests at St John’s, West Worthing [Sun, 27 June, 3pm] and Bishop Hannington Church [Mon 28 June, 7pm].

Each of the newly ordained priests then usually has a service of celebration with the parishioners they are serving in the parishes in which they work.

FULL LIST OF CANDIDATES, DATES, VENUES AND ORDAINING BISHOPS.

The Bishop of Horsham ordaining the following as priest at St Nicholas, Worth on Sunday 27 June 2021 at 3.00pm:

Sam Buck (St. John’s, Crawley)

Greta Sawyer (St Nicholas, Worth)

Trevor Harrison (St Thomas the Apostle Church, Groombridge)

Sarah Van den Driessche (St. Mary’s, Brighton)

The Bishop of Lewes ordaining as priest at St John’s, West Worthing on Sunday 27 June 2021 at 3.00pm:

Josh Delia (St. John the Divine, West Worthing)

The Bishop of Lewes ordaining the following as priest at Bishop Hannington Church on Monday 28 June 2021 at 7.00pm:

Ben Martin (Bishop Hannington Church, Hove)

Ben Lucas (St Margaret's, Angmering)

David Griffin (Hailsham Parish Church)

The Bishop of Horsham ordaining the following as priest at St Peter's, Henfield on Tuesday 29 June at 7.00pm:

Steve Emerson (St. Mary’s, Shoreham)

Heather Wilkin (St Peter's, Henfield)

The Bishop of Horsham ordaining the following as priest at St Mary Magdalene's, Lyminster on Wednesday 30 June 2021 at 7.00pm:

Mark Roger (Benefice of Lyminster and Wick)

Patrick Pearson-Miles (Chanctonbury Church)

Anthony Goddard (Harbour Churches, West Wittering)

The Bishop of Horsham ordaining the following as priest at St Peter’s, Brighton on Monday 12th July 2021 at 7.00pm:

Hannah Milne (St. Peter’s, Brighton)

James Bailey (St. Peter’s, Brighton)

Jon Harley (St. Matthias, Brighton)

Richard Merrick (St. Cuthman’s, Whitehawk)