On Saturday 29th June and Sunday 30th June, we were delighted to welcome people to St Albans Cathedral for the Ordination services for the Diocese of St Albans.

Bishop Alan ordained 7 Deacons and 14 Priests to serve across our diocese. It was the first time the Ordination of Priests had taken place at the cathedral since 2019, when during the pandemic these took place in parishes. The Archdeacon of St Albans, The Venerable Charles Hudson preached at both services, having led the ordinands through their retreat earlier in the week.

The services were a joyful occasion and it was wonderful to welcome ordinands and their supporters to their cathedral for this significant moment in their ministry. Our prayers for the newly ordained, their training incumbents, and the communities they serve continue.


Peter David Briggs | Stevenage, St Peter, Broadwater

Indira Geeta Broschat | Bishop’s Hatfield Team Ministry, predominantly serving at St Etheldreda with St Luke

Samantha Davis | Flamstead and Markyate Street

Tolulope Ademuyiwa George | Watford, St Luke

Sara Head  | Bishop’s Hatfield Team Ministry, predominantly serving at St Mary North Mymms

Mae Angelique Palmer | Leagrave, St Luke

Benjamin John Williams | Bedford, Christ Church 



Joseph George Barnes | Bedford, St Andrew's

Jessica Marion Rose Batte | Letchworth, St Paul with Willian and Old Letchworth

Christopher Thomas Burrows | Luton, St Hugh, Lewsey

David Holland | Luton, St Francis

Andrew James Jefferson | Flitwick, St Peter and St Paul

Ritah Harriet Namakula | Harpenden, St John

Helen Susan Neville | Abbots Langley

Gail Susan Adcock |  Holwell, Ickleford and Pirton

Paulet Brown-Wilsher | Ashwell with Hinxworth and Newnham

Crispen Nyatsuro | Kempston, The Church of the Transfiguration

Patricia Mary Reed | St Ippolyts with Great and Little Wymondley

Jonathan Sanders | Goldington, St Mary

David Edward Scourfield | Leavesden, All Saints

Martin Timothy Watson | St Albans, St Paul

Photography by Gregory Owain