|Left to right: Deacons Doreen Cage, John Barker, Matthias Grebe and Richard Gardiner|
On Saturday 29 June, the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, four deacons were ordained by Bishop Geoffrey, in the Pro-Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Brussels.
The Director of Ordinands, the Revd Canon William Gulliford, reported, "All went very well indeed in Brussels. Chancellor Robert Innes (of the Pro-Cathedral) hosted very warmly and it was rather amazing having deacons ordained for pretty much the furthest reaches of the diocese". The four will serve their titles in Málaga, Bonn and Cologne, and Yerevan (that's Armenia!).
Deacon Richard Gardiner was given a special surprise during the service when Emma, a young singer from the parish of Bonn and Cologne, (above) sung one of his favourite pieces during Communion. Richard was unaware that she would be in Brussels for the ordination!