32 ordinands were ordained priest in five services across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, and Oxfordshire on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June.
The new priests of all different ages, come from all walks of life and parts of the world. Among the men and women, they include those who have been involved in the Church for many years and those who came to faith later in life, as well as a former police officer, foreign office diplomat, radiographer, and scuba diver. Read their biographies in the story we published last year for the Deacons' ordinations.
Following the restrictions of the pandemic in the past two years, the services were a special and joyous occasion, for family and friends of the ordinands to gather and celebrate together. The services were filled in Reading, Dorchester, Aylesbury, and Oxford.
In Aylesbury, friends of the Revd Rainah Madzorera led a joyful moment of spontaneous song and dance with Bishop Alan after the service.
The Bishop of Reading ordained the following candidates at Reading Minster:
Sam Mortimer - Sunday 24 July at All Saints, Binfield
The Bishop of Buckingham ordained the following candidates at St Mary’s Church, Aylesbury:
The Bishop of Dorchester ordained the following candidates at Dorchester Abbey:
The Bishop of Oxford ordained the following candidates at St Mary Magdalen, Oxford:
Bishop Tim Wambunya, Honorary Bishop in the Diocese of Oxford, ordained the following candidates at St Ebbes Church, Oxford:
Sadly, due to Covid, Sam Mortimer's ordination is being rearranged - dates to follow shortly.