Prayers for Ordination 2023

This year's ordinations are taking place over two services on Saturday, 1 July at 3pm at St Mary, Melton Mowbray for the ordination of priests, and on Sunday, 2 July at 10.45am at All Saints, Loughborough for the ordination of deacons.

Please pray for all those to be ordained, and especially those to be ordained in the Diocese of Leicester this Petertide.
Pray also for their families, friends and all those who will support them.
Pray for the communities where they will serve their curacy, for their training incumbents and context supervisors.
Pray too for Bishop Saju who will preside at the ordinations and for The Revd Vanessa Conant, Team Rector in the Walthamstow Team Ministry, who will lead the ordination retreat at Launde Abbey with Bishop Saju.
Pray also for more vocations to all kinds of ministry as we are Shaped By God Together.


God our Father, Lord of all the world, through your Son you have called us

into the fellowship of your universal Church:

hear our prayer for all your faithful people

that in their vocation and ministry

each may be an instrument of your love, and give to your servants soon to be ordained

the needful gifts of grace;

through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.


A prayer card is available here, to aid the whole diocese to pray for all of those who are going to be ordained, whether they are based in your parishes or not.


To be ordained Priest on Saturday, 1 July at 3pm at St Mary, Melton Mowbray.

Mark Batchelor - Evington

Matthew Green - Castle Donington

David Lewis - The Emmaus Parish Team (St John the Baptist, Clarendon Park)

Katherine Marjoribanks - Emmanuel Loughborough

Sharon Plant - Leicester St Anne, St Paul and St Augustine

Phillippa Taylor - The Martyrs

Riffat Zamurad - Groby and Ratby


To be ordained Deacon on Sunday, 2 July at 10.45am at All Saints, Loughborough

Cecilia Adjadje - Knighton

Bob Edge - Barrow-Upon-Soar with Walton-Le-Wolds

Linda Harwood - The Oadby Great Glen Team Ministry

Geoff Pinnington - Coalville with Bardon Hill and Ravenstone

Dave Rollett - Ordained Pioneer Minister in the Akeley East Deanery


What is God’s plan for you?

First published on: 15th June 2023
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