Diocese of Chichester

Ordination of Priests 2022

The Diocese of Chichester celebrated the ordination of 7 new priests at the weekend as three services took place across the Diocese.

On 13 jun 2022

In Diocese of Chichester

By communications

Each of the new priests were ordained deacon a year ago and will continue to serve as curates in the same parishes

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

Each of the newly ordained priests will be celebrating their ordinations in the communities in which they serve as well, of course, as with family and friends.

The Bishop of Horsham, Ruth Bushyager, ordained the following as priest on Saturday at All Saints, Hove.

Jan Hendrik Butter – West Blatchington

Laura Elizabeth Darrall - Rustington

Joseph Michael Padfield – East Blatchington and Bishopstone

The Bishop of Lewes, Will Hazlewood, ordained the following as priest at St Cosmas and St Damian Keymer also on Saturday.

Simon James Earnshaw - Clayton with Keymer

The Bishop of Horsham, Ruth Bushyager, then ordained as priest the following at All Saints, Hove on Sunday.

Patrick James Donovan – Chanctonbury

Tobias Joseph Lancaster – Hastings, Holy Trinity

Anna Bouch – Woodingdean

More photos from each of the three services can be found on our Facebook page here