Ordination at the Minster

On Sunday 29th September our Patronal Festival – St Michael and All Angels it was wonderful to welcome Bishop Paul – the Bishop of Durham to ordain Chris Watson as Deacon. Chris has been a member of our congregation for a number of years and it was real joy to see him ordained in the Minster.

Parish Church ordinations are quite rare and no-one could remember the last time this happened at the Minster, so this was really something very special indeed.

Chris will serve as a curate within the Minster Team.

Here’s Chris cutting a rather special cake to celebrate his deaconing.