Celebrating New Ministry

When a priest takes on a new role there is a welcoming service, often called a licensing, but sometime an institution or collation.  Due to covid these have often been via zoom or have been streamed.  Here are the recordings of these services.  

There are also links to our ordination services for priests and deacons and licensing of our lay ministers. 

Peter Storey – 15th May 2022

The licensing of Peter Storey by Bishop Donald to the office of Reader in the Benefice of Northampton Christ Church.

Viv Bull – 23rd January 2022

The licensing of Viv Bull by Bishop Donald to the office of Reader in the benefice of Thrapston, Denford and Islip

The Collation and Licensing of Revd John Noddings – 16th January 2022

The Revd John Noddings has been collated as Vicar of All Saints’ Peterborough by the Bishop of Peterborough.

The Rt Revd Jonathan Meyrick – 11th November 2021

The licensing of the Rt Reverend Jonathan Meyrick as Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Peterborough Diocese by Bishop Donald.

The Collation and Licensing of Revd Julie Scott – 7th November 2021

The Revd Julie Scott has been collated as Vicar of Hardingstone & Piddington w Horton & Quinton & Preston Deanery (Living Brook Benefice), and licensed as Priest in Charge of Northampton St Mary the Virgin, by the Bishop of Peterborough.

Michael Cooper – 21st November 2021

The licensing of Michael Cooper by Bishop Donald to the office of Reader in the benefice of Barnack w Ufford, Bainton, Helpston & Wittering.

Sarah Howard – 31st October 2021

The admission and licensing of Sarah Howard by Bishop Donald to the office of Reader in the parish of St Peter Weston Favell

The Revd Canon Alison Myers – 6th October 2021

The Revd Canon Alison Myers has been licensed as Peterborough Diocesan Representative for Launde Abbey by Bishop Donald at a special joint service with the Bishop of Leicester who installed her as Warden of Launde Abbey and Priest-in-Charge of Loddington.
Canon Alison was presented to the Bishops by Jennie Paige, Chair of the Board of Trustees for Launde Abbey.

The Licensing of Lay Ministers – 25th September 2021

Bishop Donald licensed the following candidates from across the diocese to be lay ministers:

Wendy Aldwinckle
Julie Austin
Andy Bilney
Nigel Clent
Lesley Dale
Caroline Gallacher (Parish Nurse)
Paula Greaves
Jaki Howard
Sophy Jubb
Clare Pearce
Jean Pugh
Simon Richards
Paula Swain
Claire Wilks

Sam Higgins – 26th September 2021

The licensing of Sam Higgins by Bishop Donald as Youth Mission Enabler for Peterborough Deanery.

Nic Edwards – 26th September 2021

The ordination of Nic Edwards as priest by Bishop Donald at Moulton Parish Church

Penny Griffin – 19th September 2021

The admission and licensing of Penny Griffin by Bishop Donald to the office of Reader in the Benefice of Geddington with Weekley.

Sue Donnelly – 12th September 2021

The admission and licensing of Sue Donnelly by Bishop Donald to the office of Reader in the Salcey Benefice.

The Revd Michael Corcoran - 12th September 2021

The licensing of the Revd Michael Corcoran by the Bishop of Brixworth as Chaplain at Kettering General Hospital.

Ginny Pledger – 5th September 2021

The admission and licensing of Ginny Pledger by Bishop John to the office of Reader of Raunds, Hargrave, Ringstead & Stanwick.

Val Carpenter – 22nd August 2021

The admission and licensing of Valerie Carpenter by Bishop Donald to the office of Reader in the Naseby Group Benefice.

The Revd Irene Cobley - 1st August 2021

The licensing of the Revd Irene Cobley by the Bishop of Brixworth as Assistant Priest of Cogenhoe & Great Houghton & Little Houghton w Brafield on the Green.

The Revd Amanda Oliver - 25th July 2021

The licensing of the Revd Amanda Oliver by the Bishop of Brixworth as Priest in Charge of Ashley, Cottingham, East Carlton, Stoke Albany, Wilbarston and Weston-by-Welland with Sutton Bassett (The Upper Welland Valley Parishes).

Jess Cotton - 18th July 2021

The admission and licensing of Jessica Cotton by Bishop Donald to the office of Reader in the benefice of Wellingborough St Andrew and St Barnabas.

The Revd Dave Battison - 18th July 2021

The licensing of the Revd David Battison by the Bishop of Peterborough as Team Vicar in the Daventry Team Ministry, with special responsibility for the parishes of Catesby, Hellidon and Staverton.

Denise Maud – 30th June 2021

The licensing of Denise Maud by the Bishop of Brixworth as Rector of Great Harrowden with Little Harrowden and Orlingbury and Isham with Pytchley

Ordination of Priests– 27th June 2021

The following were ordained Priest on Sunday 27 June at Peterborough Cathedral by Bishop Donald Allister:

The Revd Simon Aley
The Revd Yvonne Desroches
The Revd Keir Dow
The Revd Michelle Frost
The Revd Angela Hammett
The Revd Kevin Montgomery
The Revd Kristian Seward
The Revd Deborah Smith-Wilds
The Revd Joshua Thorne
The Revd Alison Wagner

Ordination of Deacons - 27th June 2021 

The following were ordained Deacon on Sunday 27 June at Peterborough Cathedral by Bishop John Holbrook:

Mr Peter Heffron
Mrs Lesley Tomalin
Mr Jonathan Lee
Mrs Sarah Lee
Mr Shakeel Nurmahi
Mr Joshua Jackson
Mrs Clare Glover
Mr George Frost