Pray for our 19 new priests and 18 upcoming deacons

The diocese is being encouraged to pray for its new deacons and priests, being ordained at ongoing ‘Petertide’ services. An ‘Ember card’ has been published to be downloaded and used to pray for the 37 men and women being ordained.  Download the Ember Card as a  PDF here.

Last Saturday, June 23,  nineteen new priests were ordained at our cathedrals, Huddersfield Parish Church and Leeds Minster, where the Bishop of London Sarah Mullally gave the sermon.

Eighteen men and women enter ordained ministry as deacons at two services in Ripon Cathedral on Saturday 30 June led by Bishop Nick Baines. They include a former member of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, a police communications officer, a fishmonger, a construction engineer from Zimbabwe and a University lecturer from the United States.

At Ripon Cathedral at 11am, Saturday 30 June

(More details /biographies with pictures here)

To serve in the RIPON Episcopal Area

Tony Cantlow  will serve at Skipton with Carleton. For many years Tony served as a communications officer with North Yorkshire Police and prior to ordination served as verger of Bolton Priory.            

Chris Clayton (pictured) moves to St Peter Harrogate. Chris trained for ordination at Ripon College Cuddesdon.          

Kim Mason will become Assistant Curate at St Mark Harrogate. Prior to ordination she was the Young Families Ministry Leader at All Saints, Ecclesall, Sheffield.


To serve in the LEEDS Episcopal Area

Matthew Broughton  will serve in the parish of St Paul's Ireland Wood after training for ordination at Ridley Hall, Cambridge.

Rob Denton begins ordained ministry at Osmondthorpe & Halton after training at Trinity College Bristol.

Ericcson Mapfumo (pictured) will serve at St Aidan, Leeds. Originally from Zimbabwe, he has a background in construction and trained for ordination at St Hild College.


To serve in the WAKEFIELD Episcopal Area

Andrew Griffin (pictured) will serve his curacy at St Catherine Sandal & St Andrew & Mary Wakefield  having been a chef, a coffee shop owner  and a psychiatric nurse.

Blair Radford will become assistant curate at St Paul Monk Bretton. He served in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders on operational and staff tours overseas including working as an advisor to the United States Army at the Pentagon.


At Ripon Cathedral at 3pm, Saturday 30 June

To serve in the BRADFORD Episcopal Area

Brian Greenfield will serve at Sutton with Cowling and Lothersdale after training for ordination at St Hild College.              

Steve Nuttall  goes to St John Greengates and  St John Thorpe Edge. He works as a butcher for North Leeds charity,Caring  for Life, and  volunteers for Bradford Street Angels.

Hannah Raitt (pictured) will serve at West Bowling & Bankfoot. She is moving from Shotton Colliery, where she trained on the Cranmer Urban Track through Cranmer Hall, Durham.             

Philippa Slingsby  will serve in the parish of Tong and Laisterdyke, after training for ordination at Cranmer Hall in Durham                .

Natasha Thomas will be curate at Keighley. Prior to ordination she has worked as the CEO of a charity in Shipley addressing health inequalities and poverty.


To serve in the HUDDERSFIELD Episcopal Area

Jenny Clarke will serve at Bradshaw and Holmfield after training for ordination at Ripon College, Cuddesdon.                               

Jane Finn is looking forward to serving at Halifax Minster .  She trained for ordination at St Mellitus College in West London and at Mirfield.                            

Carol Hawkins will serve her curacy at St Peter Huddersfield after 19 years as a Teaching Assistant           

Jessica Malay (pictured) will serve in the Almondbury Team while continuing teaching English literature at the University of Huddersfield . She grew up in the Washington State, USA. 

Neil Walpole will serve in Dewsbury Team Parish having been a Church Army captain at Kirkheaton Parish Church in Huddersfield from 2007-11.


Nineteen deacons were ordained priest on June 23

(More details with pictures here)

Meanwhile, the Ember Card also gives details of the nineteen men and women who have served as curates and will be ordained priests this June in each of the five Episcopal areas.  

At Ripon Cathedral on June 23 at 3pm

The Revd Caitlin Carmichael Davis serving at Ripon Cathedral      

The Revd James Handley at St Mark Harrogate  

The Revd Abbie Palmer serving at Pannal with Beckwithshaw    

The Revd Alex Wheatley at Skipton with Carleton            

At Bradford Cathedral, June 23, 3pm

The Revd Derek Jones serving his curacy at Little Horton              

At Huddersfield Parish Church, June 23 at 11am

Revd Yvonne Hagan curate at Mixenden with Illingworth                             

The Revd  Stephanie Hunter serving at Cumberworth, Denby, Denby Dale & Shepley     

The Revd Michelle Petch serving at Halifax Holy Trinity  

At Leeds Minster, Saturday 23 June at 3pm

The Revd Bob Bailey serving at Elmete Trinity                    

The Revd  Chris Baxfield  at Moor Allerton & Shadwell                   

The Revd Angela Birkin at Headingley    

The Revd Claire Corley at St Edmund, Roundhay                               

The Revd Rolf Mason at St Luke Holbeck              

The Revd Dan Ross at Christ Church, Upper Armley         

At Wakefield Cathedral, 11am Saturday 23 June

The Revd Mark Burns, Barnsley                

The Revd Peter Clapham at Featherstone & Purston      

The Revd Monika Doering  at West Barnsley                       

The Revd  Erik Peeters serving at Lupset              

The Revd Rod Walker serving at St Giles, Pontefract  

Full reports with pictures are to follow..      

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