Two new Widnes deacons are ordained

First published in Runcorn and Widnes World: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

TWO new deacons have been appointed in Widnes.

Laura Leatherbarrow from St Luke’s Farnworth, St Ambrose and St John’s and Greg Sharples from St Mary’s Hale and St Paul’s Widnes joined were ordained by the Bishop of Warrington, Richard Blackburn.

They joined nine other deacons from across the Liverpool diocese at a service in Liverpool Cathedral on Sunday, July 6.

Ordination in the Church of England is a two part process.

The order of Deacon enables them to perform certain duties such as baptism.

They then spend a year working as an assitant to a vicar.

Once ordained, they can celebrate Holy Communion.

Bishop Blackburn said: “Ordination is an important milestone. It marks the culmination of a period of discernment, selection and training.

“It shows the candidates ready to offer themselves for a new period of service for the church.

“I am always pleased to be part of these services was we recognise and equip new leaders for service in the church.”



Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree