This year our Diocesan Ordination Service, celebrating St Andrew’s
Day (transferred from the Monday), was held at St Peter’s Cathedral on Saturday the 6th of December.
The service was a week later than
usual, so that Adelaide could be represented at the consecration of a new bishop for the Northern Territory.
Archbishop Jeffrey Driver is again delighted with the number and depth of ordinands to both the Priesthood and the Transitional Diaconate.
To the Priesthood the Adelaide Diocese welcomed:
Lynn Arnold - Devoted to public service, Lynn has worked in education, severed as Premier and has spent fifteen years in the community sector with World Vision and Anglicare.
Coria Chan - Coria was born and raised in Hong Kong where she studied Theology and, as a Chinese female priest, her vision is to introduce Jesus to the local Chinese community.
Samuel Chan - Samuel married Coria in 1982 and after teaching in Hong Kong their family immigrated to Sydney in 1992 where he spent a decade as a church pastor before returning to China as a Bible teacher.
Simon Hill - Simon grew up in country South Australia, moving to Adelaide to further his education and worked as an engineer in Belgium and Japan before devoting his time to the Church.
Simon Jackson - Before entering full-time ministry Simon was a physiotherapist for five years in Adelaide and Sydney, but has always been very involved with the Church – when he’s not enjoying coffee and cycling.
Matthew Lehmann - Matt was introduced to Christianity while backpacking in Europe and returned to Adelaide to study and pursue youth ministry, which then fostered his passion for church planting.
And Grant Moore .
And to the Transitional Diaconate we welcomed:
David Broxholme (for CMS missionary service) – While at the University of Adelaide, a Christian group led David to complete a Bachelor of Theology and he has since worked at Holy Trinity Adelaide as well as serving in East Asia with CMS.
Andrew Forder - As well as avidly pursing his own studies, Andrew has been teaching for more than 20 years and is the Worship Coordinator at Woodcroft College and enjoys the pastoral rewards it brings.
Simon Marshman - After completing his medical degree in Adelaide, Simon moved to country Victoria to serve in a small church and work as a GP before furthering his study and taking up a pastor position at Holy Trinity Adelaide.
And Mary Cranston.
The Guardian spoke to Mary Cranston
and Grant Moore about their very individual journeys to ordination but welcome all of the ordination candidates and we look forward to sharing their stories and experiences through the pages of the Guardian very soon.