A weekend of celebrations as our new priests and deacons are ordained

30th June 2024

It was a weekend of celebrations as new deacons and priests were ordained at Wells Cathedral in services this weekend. The services presided over by Michael Beasley took place in Wells on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. Our ordinands come from all walks of life, from the teaching profession, aircraft engineering, and children’s work. 

We offer our prayers for the new ordinands as they embark on their journey of faith and service, asking God to guide and strengthen them in their calling. We also give thanks for the mentors, family, and friends who have supported and nurtured them, praying for continued blessings on their lives.

The new deacons will take up curacies as follows:

The ordination of new Deacons will take place on Sunday at 10:30am
Farhad Khodabakhshi   Chermahini -  Benifice of Yeovil Holy Trinity with Barwick
Jane Hoe - United Benefice of Batheaston with St Catherine and Bathford
Julie Kimber - Benefice of Beercrocombe w Curry Mallet, Hatch Beauchamp, Orchard Portman, Staple Fitzpaine, Stoke St Mary w Thurlbear and West Hatch (Seven Sowers)
Julie Pelling - Benefice of Bridgwater St Mary and Chilton Trinity
Samuel Thompson -Benefice of Frome Holy Trinity
Lucy Davies - Benefice of Milton and Mead Vale
Jolyon Stonehouse - Benefice of Alham Vale
James Hall - Diocese of Hong Kong 

The new priests are serving their curacies as follows:

Lucy Blows – Benefice of Pill With Easton in Gordano and Portbury
Rob Cromwell – Benefice of Wilton
Edward Day – The Cathedral Church of St Andrew in Wells 
Emma King – Benefice of Weston All Saints with North Stoke and Langridge
Jo Moule – Benefice of Long Ashton with Barrow Gurney and Flax Bourton
Ben Notley – The Marlbrooke Team Ministry
Coelette Parkes – Benefice of Ham Hill Villages
Rachel Pengelly – Benefice of Street with Walton and Compton Dundon
Fran Smettem – United Benefice of Winford with Felton Common Hill and Chew Stoke with Nempnett Thrubwell (to be known as Chew Valley West)
Louise Southgate – Benefice of Dulverton with Brushford, Brompton Regis, Upton and Skilgate
Alison Tolson – Benefice of Porlock and Porlock Weir with Stoke Pero, Selworth and Luccombe AND Benefice of Oare with Culbone
Harry Wainwright – Benefice of Frome Christ Church with St Mary's
Nathanael Worsley – Waterside Benefice

Photos of the ordinations can be found on the Bath and Wells Facebook page.

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