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Deacons Ordinations

June 29 @ 2:30 pm - July 1 @ 4:30 pm


June 29 @ 2:30 pm
July 1 @ 4:30 pm


Diocese of York
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York Minster,
York, YO1 7HH
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Archbishop to ordain 15 new Deacons to serve in Diocese of York

Fifteen people with varied stories of God’s call to serve will be ordained Deacon by the Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, in York Minster on Saturday 29th June 2024 in a service beginning at 2.30pm. The preacher will be the Revd Dr Helen Dawes, Principal of Westcott House theological college, Cambridge.

The service will be livestreamed on the internet via

Deacons are called to work in the community and assist in church; each candidate will serve as Assistant Curate in a parish within the Diocese of York, the Church of England between the Rivers Humber and Tees and between the A1 and the Yorkshire coast.

The fifteen are aged from 24 to 74, and will continue their training in service alongside an experienced priest; some will be ordained priest themselves in the future.

Read more about the candidates by clicking here.