Local man set to be ordained as Deacon at York Minster ceremony

A man from the Market Weighton area is one of 15 people set to be ordained Deacon by the Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, in a service in York Minster on Saturday, June 26.

Tuesday, 15th June 2021, 11:43 am
James Kenny.
James Kenny.

James Kenny will serve as Assistant Curate in the parishes of Market Weighton Goodmanham, Sancton, Londesborough, and Shiptonthorpe.

He came to a personal faith as a teenager and began to sense a call to the priesthood whilst still at school. James moved to York to study Theology at York St John University in 2014, and trained for ordination at Cranmer Hall, Durham, where he was awarded an MA in Theology and Ministry.

Rather than experiencing a sudden vocation, he said: “For me it has been years of patient discernment, following where I have been called to serve the Lord and His people, and that is what has brought me to be on the brink of ordination.”

The service will be live streamed on the internet at www.yorkminster.org.