Preisting 2014


undefinedTwelve people were ordained as priests at Chester Cathedral on Saturday 14 June 2014. The service was led by the Bishop of Chester, the Rt Revd Dr Peter Forster. The Rt Revd David James (former Bishop of Bradford) preached on the theme of peace, based upon Jesus' post-Resurrection greeting to his disciples, ‘peace be with you'.

Prior to the ordination service, Bishop David led a silent retreat for Ordinands at Foxhill, our retreat and conference centre.

Please pray for the newly-priested listed below – eight of which are stipendiary ministers and the remainder self-supporting … 

Chris Blunt (Chester St Paul & Huntington St Luke)
Luke Briggs (Stalybridge Holy Trinity)
Jane Colley (Crewe All Saints and St Paul & Crewe St Peter)
Chris Collins (Hartford St John the Baptist & Greenbank Christ Church
Paul Deakin (Bramhall St Michael & All Angels)
James Durbin (Barnston Christ Church with Pensby St Michael)
Barbara King (Christleton St James)
William Marshall (Handforth, St Chad with Christ Church, Colshaw)
Janet Owens (Stockport St Saviour)
Jon Phillips (Lache-cum-Saltney St Mark)
Gareth Robinson (Marple serving GLO Church Offerton)
Gareth Thomas (Chester St Paul & Huntington St Luke)

Pictured ... Front row (L to R):  Diocesan Director of Ordinands, the Revd Ray Samuels; William Marshall, Luke Briggs, Janet Owens, Barbara King, Jane Colley. Middle row (L to R): Paul Deakin, Chris Collins, Gareth Thomas, Chris Blunt, Jonathan Philips, Gareth Robinson, James Durbin. Top row: The Bishops of Chester and Birkenhead, and other senior clergy and staff