New clergy ordained at cathedral

New clergy ordained at cathedral

The laying on of hands for the newly ordained - picture by Keith Blundy

Clergy during their ordination service at Durham Cathedral - picture by Keith Blundy

Clergy during their ordination service at Durham Cathedral - picture by Keith Blundy

Clergy during their ordination service at Durham Cathedral - picture by Keith Blundy

Bishop of Durham Paul Butler during a Durham Cathedral ordination service (7687742)

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NINETEEN men and women were admitted into the Church of England clergy in Durham Cathedral services at the weekend (June 28-29).

Eight priests were ordained on Saturday (June 28) and 11 deacons on Sunday (June 29), in services attended by a total of nearly 2,000 people.

The Right Reverend Paul Butler, the Bishop of Durham, ordained the new clergy for the first time since starting his job in February.

He said: “These are very special occasions, ones that will live with the ordinands for the rest of their lives and those of their families.”

A deacon serves a church for a year before becoming a priest.

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