The period around Michaelmas sees several former SEI students being ordained Deacon and Priest; we hope to bring you photos of them as they occur.

Thus far the Revd Dr Lisa Curtice has been ordained Priest at a service in St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow on Saturday 27 August. She continues serving as Regional Curate for the Renfrewshire Region in the Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway.

On Wednesday evening it was the turn of the Revd Dr Lesley Penny. Lesley, shown above, was ordained Priest in a service at St Cuthbert’s, Colinton (Diocese of Edinburgh) where she will continue to serve as Assistant Curate.

Our prayers surround the following to be ordained this weekend: the Revd Philip Schonken to be ordained Priest in the Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness; Andrew Elliott to be ordained Deacon in the Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney; and Dr Valerie Cameron, Janet Spence and Dr Ross Jesmont likewise to be ordained Deacon in the Diocese of Edinburgh. In the following week the Revd Dr Claire Nicholson will be ordained Priest in a service at Holy Trinity Melrose, Diocese of Edinburgh, and Rachael Wright ordained Deacon in St Ninian’s Cathedral, Perth (Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane).

Photo courtesy of Lesley Penny