20 Jul 2020

Michaelmas tide ordination services


Bishop David has written to the Clergy and Readers of the Diocese in Europe concerning ordination services this Michaelmas tide:


On behalf of Bishop Robert and the Ministry Team, with great joy I announce the following persons are to be ordained this Michaelmas (God willing):

Sacred Order of Deacon

By Bishop Robert on Saturday 26 September at 1100 in the Pro-Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Brussels:

Annie Bolger (to serve as assistant curate, Holy Trinity Pro-Cathedral, Brussels)

Dorienke de Vries (to serve as assistant curate, Arnhem and Nijmegen)

Robert Morley (to serve as assistant curate, All Saints, Milan)

Dr Valdis Teraudkalns (to serve as assistant curate, St Saviour’s Riga)

Matt Thijs (to serve as assistant curate, St James, Voorschoten)

*Subject to completion of remaining formalities: Professor Dr Martin George (to serve as assistant curate, St George’s, Berlin)

Sacred Order of Priest

By Bishop David on Sunday 27 September in Bergen (precise time and location details to follow):

The Revd Kirk Weisz (to continue to serve as assistant curate, the Anglican Church of Norway)

By Bishop Robert on Monday 28 September at 1900 in Luxembourg (precise location details to follow):

The Revd Evelyn Sweerts (to continue to serve as assistant curate, the Anglican Church of Luxembourg)


Please note: Attendance at the ordination services this Michaelmas tide will necessarily be limited to enable the physical distancing required in the buildings being used. The congregation assembled for these services, therefore, will be made up of those who have direct parts in the liturgy, a set number of guests of each ordinand, and invited representatives of the clergy and laity associated with each ordinand’s ministry.  

Please announce these ordinations in your churches so that the candidates can be upheld in the prayers of the members of our congregations as they make their final preparations towards ordination as priest and deacon.

Yours in Christ




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