Diocese of Chichester


The ordination to the diaconate happens at Petertide  - this year that is June 26th. It will take place at Chichester Cathedral.

The Bishop of Chichester ordaining as Deacons at The Cathedral on Tuesday 26 June 2021 at 3.00pm:

Anna Bouch(Woodingdean)

Jan Butter (West Blatchington)

Laura Darrall (Rustington)

Patrick Donovan (Chanctonbury)

Simon Earnshaw (Clayton with Keymer)

Toby Lancaster (Holy Trinity Hastings)

Joe Padfield (East Blatchington)

Kizzy Penfold (St Helen’s Ore)

In addition to the usual profiles in the September issue of Faith in Sussex, this year we have also released a series of individual video profiles on each candidate.  So, we meet the new curate and their training incumbent (TI) together - as the TI will be doing the interview! These will be really interesting to watch.

The interviews are published each week, on our YouTube channel. You can watch them first here.

Hear from our 2021 Deacon Designates

Anna Bouch - deacon designate to serve at Woodingdean

Joe Padfield - deacon designate East Blatchington and Bishopstone in Seaford

Toby Lancaster - deacon designate to serve in the parish of Holy Trinity Hastings

Kizzy Penfold - deacon designate, St Helen’s with St Barnabas, and Christchurch Ore

Simon Earnshaw - deacon designate to serve at Clayton with Keymer parish

Paddy Donovan - deacon designate to serve at Chanctonbury churches

Jan Butter - deacon designate West Blatchington

Laura Darrall - deacon designate to serve at Rustington


To meet our 2020 ordinands, click here

To meet our 2020 deacons, click here

These links will redirect you to YouTube.