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The Revd Morna Simpson – 11th October 2020

The Institution of the Revd Morna Simpson by the Bishop of Peterborough as Rector of Yardley Hastings, Denton & Grendon with Castle Ashby & Whiston.

You can also listen to this Institution service here.


The Licensing of Lay Ministers – 26th September 2020

Bishop Donald licensed the following 10 candidates from across the diocese to be lay ministers:

Val Carpenter (Clipston, Haselbech, Kelmarsh, Marston Trussell, Naseby, Sibbertoft and Welford)

Jessica Cotton (Wellingborough St. Andrew and St. Barnabas)

Sue Donnelly (Roade, Ashton, Courteenhall and Hartwell)

Louise Foote (Oundle with Ashton and Benefield with Glapthorn)

Paul Foster (Northampton Emmanuel)

Yvonne Head (Wellingborough St. Andrew and St. Barnabas)

Sarah Howard (Weston Favell)

Ginny Pledger (Raunds, Hargrave, Ringstead and Stanwick)

Alan Ridley (All Saints, Kettering)

Judy Whitmore (Kingsthorpe)


Ruth Compton – 23rd September 2020

The licensing by Bishop Donald of Ruth Compton to the office of Reader in the parish of St Peter’s Rushden.


Timothy Jeffery – 12th July 2020

The admission and licensing by Bishop Donald of Timothy Jeffery to the office of Reader in the parishes of Desborough, Brampton Ash, Dingley and Braybrooke.

You can also listen to the service here.


Elizabeth Taylor – 12th July 2020

The licensing by Bishop Donald of Elizabeth Taylor to the office of Reader in the parishes of Weedon Bec with Everdon and Dodford.

You can also listen to the service here.


Mrs Caroline Hawkins – 28th June 2020

The admission and licensing by Bishop Donald of Caroline Hawkins to the office of Reader in the parish of Oundle with Ashton and Benefield with Glapthorn.

You can also listen to the service here.


The Revd Dr Donald McFadyen – 7th June 2020

Licensing of The Revd Dr Donald McFadyen as Vicar (half-time) of Warmington, Cotterstock, Fotheringhay, Southwick and Tansor by Bishop Donald.

You can also listen to the service here.