23 September 2023

Bishop Huggins ordains 18 new deacons at St Paul’s Cathedral

The new deacons will take up positions in parishes around the Diocese of Melbourne

The new deacons were ordained on February 4
10 February 2017

Eighteen new deacons were ordained at St Paul’s Cathedral on 4 February, with another two ordinations – one of them as a priest – to be held on 26 February.

Bishop Philip Huggins, as Vicar-General, was the ordaining bishop on 4 February, with Archbishop Philip Freier on leave. Bishop Kay Goldsworthy of Gippsland, who led the ordinands’ retreat at Pallotti College Millgrove, near Warburton, preached on “Jesus the bridge: true meeting place of heaven and earth”.

The new deacons and the parishes or schools to which they have been assigned are: (the Revds) Oyem Amaylek, St James’ Dandenong; Christine Croft, St Thomas’ Werribee; Tanya Cummings, Christ Church Essendon; Garry Deverell, Trinity College Theological School and St Stephen & St Mary Mt Waverley; Joseph Emmanuel, Holy Trinity Williamstown; Valentina Emmanuel, Holy Trinity Williamstown; Victor Fan, St Andrew’s Brighton; Akhil Gardner, All Saints Greensborough; Kate Jacob, Beaconhills College; Heidin Kunoo, Trinity College Theological School; Jacob Legarda, St John’s East Malvern; Jonathan Lopez, St Mark’s Spotswood; Brett Murphy, St Peter’s Ocean Grove with All Saints Barwon Heads; Luke Nelson, City on a Hill West; David Thompson, St Eanswythe’s Altona with St Clement’s Laverton; Jeremy Watson, St James’ Dandenong; Kathryn Watt, St Stephen & St Mary Mt Waverley; and Kirsten Winckett, Ivanhoe Grammar School.

Bishop Brad Billings is to ordain Mr Vaughn Spring as a deacon and the Revd Lachlan Thompson as a priest at St Paul’s Cathedral at 6pm on Sunday 26 February.  The Revd Peter Martin, an Examining Chaplain and Vicar of the Anglican Parish of St George Queenscliff and St James’ Point Lonsdale, will lead their pre-ordination retreat.

Photographs from the service may be seen at the Cathedral Facebook page here.

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