On Saturday 9th April 2016, the Bishop ordained The Revd Roger Bell to the Order of Deacon in the Church of God. The ordination took place during the Solemn Pontifical High Mass at the commencement of the XXV Synod in the Chapel of Central Hall, Westminster (by kind permission). Fr Deacon Bell will serve as Assistant Curate and Parish Deacon at Our Lady & St Edward, Bolton, Greater Manchester.