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Clergy grows as new members flock to be ordained in St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Members of the clergy from across the county are embarking on the next chapter in their religious journeys after being ordained at the weekend.

Tracey James and Lauren Moore, who represent the diocese of Debenham and Helmingham, and south Hartismere, respectively, were ordained as deacons during a service in St Edmundsbury Cathedral on Sunday.

Victor McCracken, who serves the diocese of Athelington, Denham, Horham, Hoxne, Redlingfield, Syleham and Wingfield, was ordained as a priest.

The newly ordained priests and deaconsPicture: Keith Mindham
The newly ordained priests and deaconsPicture: Keith Mindham

Reflecting on the service, the Rt Rev Martin Seeley, Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, said: “We are delighted to welcome these devoted clergy, with a huge variety of experience from all walks of life, into these important roles.

“They will make a difference to the lives of many people undergoing many challenges during the impact of the current pandemic and beyond.’’

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