This year's ordinations are taking place over two services on Saturday, 1 July at 3pm at St Mary, Melton Mowbray for the ordination of priests, and on Sunday, 2 July at 10.45am at All Saints, Loughborough for the ordination of deacons.
Please pray for all those to be ordained, and especially those to be ordained in the Diocese of Leicester this Petertide.
Pray also for their families, friends and all those who will support them.
Pray for the communities where they will serve their curacy, for their training incumbents and context supervisors.
Pray too for Bishop Saju who will preside at the ordinations and for The Revd Vanessa Conant, Team Rector in the Walthamstow Team Ministry, who will lead the ordination retreat at Launde Abbey with Bishop Saju.
Pray also for more vocations to all kinds of ministry as we are Shaped By God Together.
God our Father, Lord of all the world, through your Son you have called us
into the fellowship of your universal Church:
hear our prayer for all your faithful people
that in their vocation and ministry
each may be an instrument of your love, and give to your servants soon to be ordained
the needful gifts of grace;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
A prayer card is available here, to aid the whole diocese to pray for all of those who are going to be ordained, whether they are based in your parishes or not.
To be ordained Priest on Saturday, 1 July at 3pm at St Mary, Melton Mowbray.
Mark Batchelor - Evington
Matthew Green - Castle Donington
David Lewis - The Emmaus Parish Team (St John the Baptist, Clarendon Park)
Katherine Marjoribanks - Emmanuel Loughborough
Sharon Plant - Leicester St Anne, St Paul and St Augustine
Phillippa Taylor - The Martyrs
Riffat Zamurad - Groby and Ratby
To be ordained Deacon on Sunday, 2 July at 10.45am at All Saints, Loughborough
Cecilia Adjadje - Knighton
Bob Edge - Barrow-Upon-Soar with Walton-Le-Wolds
Linda Harwood - The Oadby Great Glen Team Ministry
Geoff Pinnington - Coalville with Bardon Hill and Ravenstone
Dave Rollett - Ordained Pioneer Minister in the Akeley East Deanery
What is God’s plan for you? https://www.churchofengland.org/life-events/vocations