Rev Alan Leach set to be ordained as a priest at All Saints’ Church, Kilham
The Bishop of Hull Alison White will ordain the Rev Alan Leach as a priest in a service in All Saints’ Church, Kilham on Sunday, July 3.
As a priest Mr Leach will be able to carry out the full range of sacraments amongst the community and congregation, including presiding at Holy Communion.
Mr Leach has served as Assistant Curate at All Saints, Rudston, since his ordination as deacon in 2020 by Archbishop of York Stephen Cottrell, as well as continuing his professional work as a Lecturer and Psychotherapist.
He trained for ordination at St Hild College, gaining a Diploma HE in Theology, Ministry and Mission.
Mr Leach said: “I found the course a huge learning curve with my formation being both challenging and rewarding in my spiritual growth. I continue to gain from my training a deepened sense of connection with God through ongoing prayer and biblical studies.
“I am excited to harness my secular gifts in teaching and pastoral support applying them into a faith-centred context and placing Christ at the heart of my ministry.”
Bishop Alison White said: “It is a great gift to be able to ordain three Deacons from the East Riding. Alan has served faithfully through this strange year and now we pray with joy that God will give him all the needful gifts of grace to serve him and his people as a priest.”
Alan is married to Jenny with five children.