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New clergy ordained at cathedral
Updated 5:42pm Monday 30th June 2014 in News
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.