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27 Deacons ordained in joyful St Paul's service

27 Diocese of London Deacons have been ordained by the Bishop of London at an annual Eucharist service held at St Paul's.

The service saw the candidates presented to the congregation and the congregation then giving its assent for the candidates to be ordained. Each candidate was presented by supporting friends who accompanied him or her on the journey to ordination.

The Bishop of London preached a sermon encouraging the candidates as they take on their new ministry.

Immediately after the Bishop prayed for the candidates, they were vested in a white stole symbolising the liturgical role of deacons in the Eucharist. At the end of the service they were given the principal symbol of ministry - the New Testament.

2012 Ordinands:

Peter Nicholas, All Souls, Langham Place

Charis Enga - Christ Church, Highbury
James Hughesdon - St Paul and St Mark, Old Ford
Sandra McCalla - Poplar Team Ministry
Chris Morgan - St Dunstan & All Saints, Stepney

Pamela Barrie - St Nicholas, Shepperton and St Mary Magdalene, Littleton
David Bell - St James Hampton Hill
Christopher Bunce - St Peter, Hammersmith
Stephen Collier - St Saviour, Upper Sunbury
Sue Colman - St Augustine, Queensgate
Al Gordon - Holy Trinity, Brompton
Alison Mathew - St Mary, Osterley with St Luke, Hounslow East
Adrian May - St Peter, Notting Hill
Nick Stott - Holy Trinity, Brompton

Stefan Chrysostomou - St Mary at Finchley
Philip Herrington - Christ Church, Cockfosters
Mark Jones Parry - Grace Church, Muswell Hill
Anders Litzell - St George, Holborn
Simon Maddison - St Alphage, Burnt Oak
Hazel Miall - Christ Church, Southgate
Andrew Swift - St Mary and Christ Church, Hendon
James Taylor - St Luke, Hampstead
Adrian Teare - St Paul, Tottenham

Allen Bower - St Mark, Kensal Rise
David Green - St Martin, Ruislip
Chris Hill - St Gabriel, Cricklewood

Paul Sawrey - King's Cross Church