Ordinations

Every summer the Diocese celebrates the ordination of new deacons and priests.

Petertide Ordinations in 2020 will be held at Norwich Cathedral on Saturday 27 June. The Ordination of Deacons will be held at 10.30am and the Ordination of Priests at 2.30pm.

The Ordination Retreat for both Deacon and Priest candidates takes place at Belsey Bridge Conference Centre, Ditchingham, NR35 2DZ. The Retreat begins with dinner at 6.30pm on Wednesday 24 June, ending with breakfast on Saturday 27 June before we drive to the Cathedral for the ordinations.

Those being ordained as Priest take part in the Ordination of Deacons in the morning. A sandwich lunch will be provided before their own afternoon service.

The Retreat will be led by the Team Rector of Shaftesbury St James and St Peter churches, the Revd Dr Helen Dawes. Helen is also Dean of Women’s Ministry in the Diocese of Salisbury.