The Diocese of Chichester celebrated the ordination of 5 new priests on 27th June - the first two of six ordination services to the priesthood taking place across the Diocese.
Fr Josh Delia was ordained to the Priesthood by Bishop of Lewes Will Hazlewood at St John the Divine West Worthing.
Sam, Greta, Trevor and Sarah Van den Driessche were all ordained priest by The bishop of Horsham, Ruth Bushyager, at St Nicholas, Worth.
Please pray for their continued ministry in the parishes they serve.
(Left) Fr Josh Delia to serve at St. John the Divine, West Worthing
(Right) Trevor Harrison (St Thomas the Apostle Church, Groombridge), Sarah Van den Driessche (St. Mary’s, Brighton) Rear Rt - Sam Buck (St. John’s, Crawley) Greta Sawyer (St Nicholas, Worth)
Other services still, to take place:
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 Rodger (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)
Bishop Will with Ben Martin, Ben Lucas and David Griffin.