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Church appoints two new deacons to the Barking area

PUBLISHED: 07:00 02 July 2013

Jide Macaulay

Jide Macaulay

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Churchgoers welcomed two new deacons at a cathedral service.

Jide Macaulay and Rosemary Potten were ordained into the Barking area by The Right Reverend Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford, at a service at Chelmsford Cathedral on Sunday.

Jide was born in Islington London to a Christian family of Nigerian origin. His father is a Christian minister and principal of the United Bible University in Nigeria.

Mother-of-two Rosemary grew up in Barkingside where she continues to live. In 1998, through attending an Alpha course, she had a powerful experience of God that transformed her life.

The role of a deacon is to assist the priest by leading worship, preaching, teaching, visiting the sick and conducting baptisms and funerals.

Deacons are generally ordained priests at the end of one year, although some may choose to remain deacons for the remainder of their ministry.


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