Canterbury ordinations

On Saturday, 15 men and women were ordained at Canterbury Cathedral.


Teachers, a nurse, farm manager and songwriter joined football and Dungeons and Dragons fans as those being ordained at the service that was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby.

The eight deacons and seven priests were ordained and will take up posts across the diocese. You can read more about the new deacons by clicking here.

Archbishop Justin said: “We all share the journey of which ordination is part, so it was a source of great joy to me to be with our ordinands as they began their lifetime of service in the clergy and to their communities.

“It is a lifetime dedicated to love, God’s love. To celebrate in worship, to comfort those in crisis and to find where that love is needed most.”

Click here to see the gallery of the day's photos.