23 new Deacons ordained at Manchester Cathedral

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  • 5 July 2022
23 new Deacons ordained at Manchester Cathedral

Twenty three new Deacons were ordained by the Bishop of Manchester on Sunday 3 July at a special service at Manchester Cathedral.

The new clergy will go on to serve in parishes around Greater Manchester, where they will be welcomed and supported by their communities.

The Bishop of Manchester, The Rt Revd Dr David Walker, said, “We are very blessed in the Diocese of Manchester in both the number of candidates coming forward for ordination and the qualities they bring. Each comes with their own passion, to live the love of Jesus Christ and to make that love known among those to whom God is sending them.

“Together, they represent a huge diversity of background, church tradition and previous experience, a diversity that will enrich us as we continue to grow the church, serve the people of Manchester, and nurture one another in faith.”


The new Deacons by the Bishop of Manchester are:

André Aderemi ADEFOPE

Emmanuel Theological College to the benefices of Deane and Lostock, St Thomas and St John with the Revd Dr Terry Clark


Emmanuel Theological College to Didsbury, St James and Emmanuel with the Revd Dr Nick Bundock             


Emmanuel Theological College to Prestwich, St Mary with the Revd Shaun Conlon

Caroline Jane BAILEY

Emmanuel Theological College to Flixton, St Michael with the Revd Huw Thomas                            

Sarah Elizabeth BRADLEY

Emmanuel Theological College to Rusholme, Holy Trinity with the Revd Dr Paul Mathole             

John Arthur EVANS

Emmanuel Theological College to the benefice of Clifton with the Revd Grace Thomas             

Kausar (Kay) GEORGE

Emmanuel Theological College to Moss Side, St James with St Clement and Whalley Range, St Edmund with the Revd Sachin Awale             


Oak Hill College to Chadderton, Christ Church and Balderstone, St Mary with the Revd Ben Wilkinson             

Ian William HARVEY

Emmanuel Theological College to Whalley Range, St Margaret with the Revd Peter Matthews                            

Margaret IRWIN

Emmanuel Theological College in the benefice of West Bolton with the Revd Stephen Tranter             

Jason Timothy LAWTON

Emmanuel Theological College to the benefice of Bury, Roch Valley with the Revd Simon Watkinson

Robert (Bob) Alexander Grant MAY

Emmanuel Theological College to Radcliffe, St Andrew with the Revd Jo McKee             


Emmanuel Theological College to the benefice of Wythenshawe with the Revd Ian Fellows             


Emmanuel Theological College to West Didsbury, Christ Church and Withington, St Christopher with the Revd Anne Pilkington     


St Hild’s College at Lower Broughton, The Ascension with the Revd Canon David Wyatt

Lewis Sebastian Steven OLIVER HEMMINGS FAYE

College of the Resurrection, Mirfield to Failsworth, The Holy Family with the Revd Paul Hutchins             

Joshua (Josh) James Harry OPENSHAW

Emmanuel Theological College to Davyhulme, Christ Church and Urmston, St Clement with the Revd James Spence


Cranmer Hall to the benefice of Walkden and Little Hulton with the Revd David Cooper

Hannah RUDD

Trinity College, Bristol to the benefice of Atherton and Hindsford with Howe Bridge with the Revd Tracy Marshall

Laura Elizabeth SHAW

Trinity College, Bristol to the Rossendale Team with the Revd Janet O'Neill

Georgina Louise STIRLING

Emmanuel Theological College to the Nelson Street Church, Rochdale with the Revd Janie Cronin             

Lydia Anne TAYLOR

Oak Hill College to Haughton Green, St Mary the Virgin with the Revd Mark Glew   

Harold (Al) THOMPSON

St Hild’s College in the benefice of Barton with Peel Green and Winton with the Revd Ian Hall