Ordination of Priests


The following were ordained Priest in Chester Cathedral (on Saturday 17th June 2017) by the Rt Revd Dr Peter Forster (Bishop of Chester), the Rt Revd Keith Sinclair (Suffragan Bishop of Birkenhead) and the Rt Revd Libby Lane (Suffragan Bishop of Stockport);

Jeremy Bentliff (Christ Church, Moreton)

Eunice Blackmore (Christ Church, Higher Bebington)

Heather Carty (St. John the Baptist, Guilden Sutton and St. Peter, Plempstall)

Judith Evans (St. Wilfrid, Grappenhall)

David (Dave) O’Brien (Holy Ascension, Upton)

Emma Speake (St. Bridget, West Kirby)

Allen Waller (St. Saviour, Oxton)

Karl Williams (St. John the Baptist, Great Meols)

Alec Corio (St. George, Stockport

Michelle Goodrich (St. Peter, Prestbury)

Philip (Phil) Harris (All Saints, Marple in conjunction with GLO)

Gail Miller (St. Luke, Holmes Chapel)

Patricia Robinson (St. Mary, Rostherne with Holy Trinity, Bollington, St. John, High Legh & St. Paul, Tabley)

Tracy Ward (St. Anne, Sale)

Richard West (Holy Trinity, Whaley Bridge)


Speaking about the ordinations, Bishop Peter remarked; "The number and quality of those being ordained was very encouraging.  All those who were ordained Priest this year were originally sponsored for ordination training from the Diocese of Chester.   This year will see 19 new deacons – all from this Diocese too."


The following was ordained Priest (on Sunday 18th June;) at St. Mary’s Whitegate by the Rt Revd Keith Sinclair (Suffragan Bishop of Birkenhead);

John Stopford (St Mary, Whitegate and St Peter, Little Budworth)