Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Bathurst Mark Calder Ordains Five New Deacons | West Central Daily

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The Anglican Diocese of Bathurst ordained five new deacons during a special service at All Saints Anglican Cathedral on Saturday. Mark Calder, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Bathurst, was on hand to ordain Ben Mackay, Roger and Sally Phelps, Bec Choi and James Daymond in the church. Mr. Mackay will serve the Diocese of Parkes and Peak Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Phelps will continue to serve the Anglican Church community in Forbes, Mrs. Choi will remain in her role in the Blayney and Millthorpe area and Mr. Daymond will continue to serve at Mudgee. . Bishop Calder said the ordination service is one of the most important in recent times. “This is one of the biggest ordinations in recent times, but the other important thing is that they are younger than people who have been ordained in recent years,” he said. “These people mark the rest of their life in ministry, to serve the people of God and that is very, very exciting. “We have 16 out of 23 parishes without ministers, so this is the answer to our prayers and we want see a lot more people coming. Bishop Calder explained that the role of the deacon is to share the news of Jesus. “The role of a deacon is to love and serve their communities by sharing the news of Jesus,” he said. “[The ordination service] is a recognition by the church that these people are both called and gifted for ministry. The cathedral to witness the ordination in person.The Anglican Diocese of Bathurst recently ordained Reverend Wally Cox and Reverend Andrew Thornhill as priests in July last year, the former currently serving in Blayney parish and the latter currently in Coonabarabran Parish. With a number of vacancies in the diocese, Bishop Calder prays that more people will be willing to come and serve the church. Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. This is how you can continue to access our trusted content:

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