New priests are ordained

TWO women from our area were ordained as deacons at a special ceremony this weekend.

Ingrid Owen-Jones, will serve in the West Hallam and Mapperley with Stanley benefice, while Rachel Hawkins will be based at Long Eaton, St Johns.

The pair were two of 14 Church of England priests in the county to be ordained at Derby Cathedral on Sunday in a service known as the Petertide Ordinations.

They can become priests after they have served as deacon for a year.