The Church of England Birmingham welcomed new priests and deacons on a sweltering Saturday at St Philip's Cathedral. The Cathedral was packed with family, friends, colleagues, mentors and parishioners. Together they witnessed the ordinations and celebrated alongside Bishop of Birmingham and the Bishop of Aston.
New Priests (L-R): Mark Waterstreet (St Paul, Dosthill), Catherine Matlock (Kings Norton Team Ministry), Sean Clancy (St Chad, Rubery), Mandy Harris (Sheldon and Tile Cross, St Giles and St Peter), Arif Anees (St Paul, Blackheath), Carole Young (Kingsbury & Baxterley Group), Gail Rogers (St Francis, Bournville)
New Deacons (L-R): Charles Butler (St Bartholomew, Edgbaston), Benjamin Wells (St Stephen and St Wulstan, Selly Park), Leanne Carr (Holy Trinity, Sutton Coldfield), Colleen Shekerie (Smethwick Old Church), Wendy Martin (St Thomas and St Richard, Garretts Green and Lea Hall), Alison Herbert (St Luke, Birmingham)