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undefinedPictured here � those ordained priest in Chester Cathedral on Saturday 8 June 2013 by the Rt Revd Dr Peter Forster, Bishop of Chester, along with senior clergy who took part in the service. Comprehensive caption information follows �

Front row, L to R, with office titles and parishes in brackets: Revd Ray Samuels (Director of Ordinands), Revd Lynne Cullens (Congleton Team Parish), Revd Norma Robinson (Hyde St George), Revd Helen Browne (Runcorn St Michael), Revd Trish Cope (Knutsford St Cross), Revd Gerri Tetzlaff (Macclesfield Team), Revd Lore Chumbley (Stockton Heath), Revd Chris Moore (Stretton and Appleton Thorn), Revd Lesley Cummins (Poynton), Revd Georgina Watmore (Hale), and Revd Jules Walker (Audlem, Wybunbury and Doddington).

MIddle row, L to R, with parishes in brackets: Revd David Black (Tattenhall, Burwardsley and Handley), Revd Mike Loach (West Kirby St Bridget), Revd Glyn Jones (Chester Christ Church), Revd Antony Dutton (Malpas, Threapwood and Bickerton), Revd Andy Stinson (Oxton), and Revd Myles Owen (Bowdon).

At the back, behind the wall, L to R:  Revd Libby Lane (Diocesan Dean of Women in Ministry), the Ven Jan McFarlane (Archdeacon of Norwich – and Retreat Leader), the Ven Ian Bishop (Archdeacon of Macclesfield), the Rt Revd Robert Atwell (Bishop of Stockport), the Revd Canon Chris Humphries (Precentor and Sacrist, Chester Cathedral), the Rt Revd Dr Peter Forster (Bishop of Chester), the Rt Revd Keith Sinclair (Bishop of Birkenhead) , the Rt Revd John Hayden (Honorary Assistant Bishop), the Ven Mike Gilbertson (Archdeacon of Chester), and Helen McFall (Diocesan Registrar).

Bishop Peter said: ‘I am delighted that this diocese has such a strong and steady stream of candidates for the ordained ministry.  It is a great encouragement for the future.’

Top photo by Simon Warburton.

Below, after the moving service of ordination, newly-priested Lynne Cullens of Congleton Team Parish relaxes with Bishop Robert of Stockport (photo by Peter Bacon).