Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage
Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage

New Deacons and Priests

Eleven priests (above) and sixteen deacons (below) began ministries in St Albans Diocese on July 2nd and 3rd,  to serve in 15 of the diocese’s 20 deaneries.

The diocese’s ministry strategy, to increase the number and geographical and age spread of curates in training is bearing fruit. There is also a desire to see more vocations to Reader ministry, especially from younger people.

Orders of service at the Ordination Services carried a page, asking people gathered for the services, “Do you have a calling?” It’s a question which all those licensed or ordained have answered on their journey of faith and it’s a question which any Christian can ask. The service sheet continues with the Archbishop of Canterbury’s answer: “The good news is yes! You have! Our first calling is to live life in all its fullness and to represent Christ in the world.” … All who are baptised are called to ministry, whether lay or ordained, to serve all people. … The further calling to a vocation is not for everybody, but may be for you.”

They are:


Paul Boulter, Christ Church, Bedford

Philip Bryson, St Paul, Bedford

Lucas Durant, St Mary, Wooton

Daniel Foot, St Swithun Sandy

Gemma Foster, St Paul Letchworth and All Saints, Willian

Helen King, Aldenham,  Radlett and Shenley Team Ministry

Robert Kozak, All Saints, Leavesden

Victoria O’Neill, Church of the Transfiguration, Kempston

James Sawyer, Benefice of Baldock and Bygrave

Sharon Smith, All Saints, Caddington & St John Farley Hill

Benjamin Weizmann, St John the Evangelist, Boxmoor



Ruth Atkinson, St James the Great  Thorley

Ruth Barr, St Thomas Stopsley

Max Bayliss, Ouzel Valley Team Ministry

Kate Daymond, St Helen’s, Wheathampstead

Paolo DiLeo, St Margaret, Streatley

Dan Drew, St Mary Hitchin

Mary Fisher, St Michael, St Albans

Andrew Gardner, St Mary, Luton

Eugene Hanshaw, Chipping Barnet Team Ministry

David Jones, All Saints, Croxley Green

Liz Lavelle, St Francxis of Assisi, Welwyn garden City

Theresa Musiwacho, St John the Baptist, Royston

Fiona Souter, Holy Trinity with Christ the King, Stevenage

Tim Vickers, St Mary, Redbourn

Simon Vivian, Berkhamsted Team Ministry

Simon Woodmore, St Lawrence, Bovingdon



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