On Saturday 17th December 2022 being the Ember Saturday in Advent, the Bishop ordained to the Order of Deacon, Mr Mark Morgan. The service took place during a celebration of Mass at St Augustine’s Church, Painters Forstal, Kent, the Pro-Cathedral parish. Assisting the Bishop was The Venerable Raymond Thompson, Archdeacon, and The Very Revd Andrew Scurr, Dean of the Southern Deanery. Mr Roy Hipkiss served, the organist was Mr Louis Collins, and Cantor was Mr Barnabas Sharp.
After Mass the new deacon, who is to serve as Assistant Curate of St Alban the Martyr, Salford, Greater Manchester, was pleased to receive gifts and cards from some attending.