Bishop of Ely ordains nine priests and 10 deacons in ceremonies at Ely Cathedral

With Bishop Stephen Conway, from left: the Rev Petra Shakeshaft, the Rev Judy Polkinhorn, the Rev Br

With Bishop Stephen Conway, from left: the Rev Petra Shakeshaft, the Rev Judy Polkinhorn, the Rev Bridget Baguley, the Rev Jane Rees, the Rev Helen Orr, the Rev Judith Gretton-Dann, the Rev Sid Bridges, the Rev Imogen Falvey and the Rev Eleanor Whalley. - Credit: Archant

Nine priests and 10 deacons were ordained by the Bishop of Ely in two services at the cathedral, at the weekend.

From left: the Bishop of Huntingdon, the Rt Rev Dr David Thomson; the Rev Julia Chamberlin; the Rev

From left: the Bishop of Huntingdon, the Rt Rev Dr David Thomson; the Rev Julia Chamberlin; the Rev Olivia Coles; the Rev Mark Fuller; the Rev David Newton; the Rev Oli Benyon; the Bishop of Ely, the Rt Rev Stephen Conway; the Rev Robert Evans; the Rev Monica Cameron; the Rev Rachel Blanchflower; the Rev Helen Tame; the Rev Staffan Dawkins and the Rt Rev John Flack. - Credit: Archant

The priests were ordained by the Rt Rev Stephen Conway in a service on Saturday. They are:

• Bridget Baguley (Cottenham All Saints; Rampton All Saints)

• Sid Bridges (The Ortons (Orton Longueville and Orton Waterville))

• Imogen Falvey (Sawtry and Glatton)


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• Judith Gretton-Dann (The Good Shepherd, Chesterton)

• Helen Orr (Benefice of St Andrew, Chesterton)

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• Judy Polkinhorn (The Lordsbridge Team)

• Jane Rees (Wisbech St Mary and Guyhirn with Ring’s End and Gorefield and Southea with Murrow and Parson Drove)

• Petra Shakeshaft (Cherry Hinton St John the Evangelist)

• Eleanor Whalley (St Neots)

On Sunday, 10 deacons were ordained by the bishop:

• Oli Benyon (Cambridge Holy Trinity)

• Rachel Blanchflower (The Good Shepherd, Chesterton)

• Monica Cameron (Great Shelford)

• Julia Chamberlin (Bluntisham cum Earith with Colne and Holywell cum Needingworth)

• Olivia Coles (Histon St Andrew; Impington)

• Staffan Dawkins (Stanground and Farcet)

• Robert Evans (Cambridge St Andrew the Less (Christ Church))

• Mark Fuller (Yaxley with Holme with Conington)

• David Newton (Ely Team Ministry)

• Helene Tame (St Neots)

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