Ordination of Deacons • Feb 6th

We are delighted that Archbishop Philip Freier will be ordaining 16 candidates as Deacons in the Church of God at St Paul’s Cathedral on Saturday 6th February at 10.30am. The preacher will be the Ven. Canon Heather Patacca, Precentor of St Paul’s Cathedral and Archdeacon of Melbourne, who will also lead the ordinands’ retreat.

The ordinands are:
Bentollhoda Ameri, Emmanuel Iranian Authorised Anglican Congregation
Rosalyn Armstrong, St Mary’s Sunbury
Kirsty Brown, St Columb’s Hawthorn
Dietrich Cheung, St Timothy’s Bulleen
Bruce Everett, St Agnes Black Rock & Brotherhood of St Laurence
Russell Goulbourne, Christ Church Brunswick
Patricia Hunt, Church of the Epiphany Hoppers Crossing & the Australian Defence Force
Gordon Li, Glen Waverley Anglican Church
Ruth Li, Christ Church Melton
Angus Monro, St Mark’s Camberwell & Workplace chaplaincy
Debra Saffrey-Collins, Brotherhood of St Laurence & Parish of Gisborne
Peter Shih, St Hilary’s Kew with North Balwyn and Mont Albert North
Agatha Wakyereza, Brimbank Anglican Church
Luke Whiteside, Upper Yarra Anglican Parish
Breannon Wilkinson, Glen Waverley Anglican Church
James Young, St John’s Cranbourne with Christ Church Tooradin

Please pray for the ordinands and their families and loved ones, for the ministry contexts to which they will be placed after ordination; and for the retreat leader and others who will lead and participate in the service.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions attendance at the service is limited to invitation only. However, a live stream of the service will be available on Youtube (watch here: https://youtu.be/LbZolKrYqTI) and Facebook from 10.20am AEDT, Saturday 6th February. If your timezone makes live streaming impractical, you can also replay the service at a later time via the same link.

Watch the livestream here