The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, will ordain two new priests to serve in the Diocese of York in a service at York Minster beginning at 10.00am on Sunday 2nd December 2018.

  • The Revd Dr Jake Belder was ordained Deacon in January 2018 and will continue to serve as Assistant Curate at Selby Abbey. Jake grew up in Canada and married Robin while studying in the USA; they have two sons. Jake holds a doctorate in theology and mission from Cranmer Hall, Durham, having studied how churches can help their parishioners cultivate a theological vision of work.
  • The Revd Tina Burgess was ordained Deacon in July 2017 and will continue to serve as Assistant Curate at St Peter's Church, Redcar. Mother of three and a former primary school teacher, Tina is married to Neill and trained for ordination with St Hild College.

As Deacons they have participated in leading worship and been involved in teaching and pastoral work; as priests they will able to preside at the Eucharist (Holy Communion) and administer other sacraments.

Dr Sentamu said, "It's a great joy to share this moment with Tina and with Jake as they take such a big step in their journey of answering God's call. A priest answers that call with commitment and service but above all with love, for God and for his people. Thank God that he calls everyone else too and has a task for us all!"