Permanent Diaconate


Bishop Paul has officially accepted parishioner David Greaves on to the formation programme for the Permanent Diaconate in our Diocese. This is a four year part-time programme of spiritual, pastoral and academic formation and discernment towards the vocation of being a deacon. Studies take place at intervals at a centre in Scotland with applicants from several diocese. David attends the introductory meeting on 25th August. As with many applicants and deacons, he continues in full time secular employment.

We assure David and his wife Rebecca and their three children of our prayerful support. Let’s keep them in our daily prayers.  Fr. John