Bishop appoints new city deacon

A CHICHESTER man has been ordained a deacon by a bishop.

Wednesday, 20th June 2018, 6:00 am

Jonathan Harman was ordained to the Sacred Order of the Diaconate by Rt Rev Richard Moth, during at service at St Richard’s church in Chichester.

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The ceremony took place on Saturday.

Among the roles a deacon can undertake include baptising people, witnessing marriages, performing funeral and burial services outside of mass, distributing Holy Communion and preaching the homily.