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Mike is a Self-Supporting Deacon, serving the parish of St Mary, Kenton

I’ve been a teacher (at Quainton Hall School in Harrow) for the past 24 years, teaching maths, computing and design technology, having spent 11 years before that doing software research for the English GEC group.  I’ve worshipped at my sending (and curacy) parish of St Mary the Virgin, Kenton since the early 1990’s, and it was being given the role of Lay Chaplain at school which seemed to clarify my vocation.  After ordination I will be a self-supporting minister in my parish while continuing to teach full-time, where I hope to be formally appointed as Chaplain in due course.  To get away from it all, I am a keen bus and coach enthusiast and photographer, and my wife Cath and I are regular visitors to the Edinburgh Fringe where we particularly enjoy a cappella singing and up-coming comedians.  My daughter might be trying to tell me something, as she has visited well over 20 countries, sometimes for long periods, in her 23 years!


Yaro was ordained Deacon on 29 June and serves the parish of St Martin of Tours, Ruislip

I have not been a Christian for very long, compared to many of my colleagues; but am as excited as anyone about the future of my ministry. I had a wonderful two years as a pastoral assistant, first in Camden and then in Cambridge. I believe the opportunity to be a pastoral assistant has been a great learning experience, and will benefit me greatly as I embark on my role as a curate at St Martin’s, Ruislip. 

I am particularly excited to begin my work in youth ministry, beginning with leading a pilgrimage to the Walsingham Youth Pilgrimage. It is my hope to work to inspire the future generation of Christians, and so enable them to share their faith with their friends and peers. 

Outside of my immediate pastoral work, I look forward to learning French, so as to better study the works of the theologians of the Russian diaspora with whom I’ve been fascinated for a long time - a fascination emerging from my Russian heritage.


Dominik is the Curate of St Nicholas, Arundel and was ordained Deacon on 29 June in Chichester Cathedral

I am originally from Poland, and before I started my ordination training at Ripon College, Cuddesdon, I was a stained-glass artist and an iconographer. For fifteen years I was designing and creating stained glass windows, icons and vestments for churches across the country.

I am married to Barbara, and we have three children.

A strong need of sharing God’s love with others was always in the centre of my life. About 6 years ago, I planted from scratch a small but vibrant Anglican congregation in Krakow; and I was privileged to lead this community until my move to UK in 2017. This was also a time of discernment, when in the context of every day ministry I was trying to understand God’s vision for my life. 

In the end the calling to priesthood which I felt since I was a little boy, surprisingly and unexpectedly brought me here, from Poland to the Chichester Diocese, where I will serve my title.


Tom is serving the parish of St Saviour, Eastbourne, He was ordained Deacon in Chichester Cathedral

I started life at almost the other end of the country to Sussex, growing up in a tiny village in the North-East. I moved to Oxford for my undergraduate degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies - allowing me to also spend time in the Middle East and the Balkans – which is where my faith journey properly began: on my return to Oxford, I was confirmed at 21.

After my degree I moved to London for work and further study, where – despite my best efforts – the call from God to ordained priesthood became too intense to ignore; with no little encouragement, I finally decided to start exploring this vocation and spent two years working as a pastoral assistant in a couple of London churches. With a growing conviction that this was indeed my calling, I went to a BAP to see if the church felt the same, and on receiving a positive recommendation I have spent the last three years being formed at St Stephen’s House.

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