Ordination of priests in the Episcopal region of Croydon

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Submitted for publication in the Croydon Advertiser

On Saturday, July 3 at 11 a.m., five people will be ordained to the priesthood who have served as deacons in the past year.

They will each serve their cure in the parish indicated.

The following will be ordained by the priest by the Bishop of Croydon, the Right Reverend Jonathan Clark, in Croydon Minster.

Bishop Jonathan, who will preach, will be joined by Venerable Moira Astin, Archdeacon of Reigate, and Reverend Jeremy Clark-King, Diocesan Officer of IME2 for the Training and Development of Pastors.

The service will be broadcast live and can be viewed at: https://www.facebook.com/croydonminster

David Atkinson – Springfield Church, Wallington

David Atkinson is the pioneer pastor of Springfield Church. He is married to Jules and they have two children, Miriam and Jonah. They moved to Wallington in the summer of 2020, with David previously training in Cambridge.

Before that he lived in Clapham Junction after being raised in Manchester. David is committed to sharing the news of God’s redemptive love creatively with communities that society often overlooks. David enjoys music, street photography and cycle camping.

Susan (Sue) Bosley – Horley Team Ministry

Sue Bosley explored an ordination call while in Springfield Church, Wallington. When she left, she had been a member of the congregation there for over 20 years and Minister of Children and Families for eight years.

Sue continued her training and transformation journey as an Ordinary at St Mellitus College London and as an internship at St Andrew, Coulsdon. She is now a pastor in the Horley Team Ministry.

Judith Brooks – St Matthew, Redhill

Judith Brooks is married to Adam and has two school-aged children.

She is a qualified youth worker and has worked and taught in the areas of youth and community work, child care and voluntary sector management for the past 25 years, the last three years at the YMCA East Surrey .

Judith felt a call to ordained ministry as she visited a garden center in Warlingham, which was quite surprising since two of her close family members were already priests. She enjoys reading poetry and prose, and has a passion for film and theater. She also enjoys swimming, especially in the sea.

Lisa Fairman-Brown – Christ Church, Purley

Lisa Fairman-Brown was born and raised in Banstead. She studied French, Swedish and economics at university.

After working for a large French dairy company, she led cheese masterclasses while teaching French in a high school.

Lisa came to faith through an evidence class held at the church where she had married two years earlier; for 10 years in St Mary’s, Reigate, she led the discipleship of the 70 or so women who were part of the midweek ministry.

Lisa is married to Chris and they have two sons (23 and 21). She enjoys walking, gardening and eating chocolate to relax.

Lotwina Farodoye – Oxted Team Ministry

Lotwina Farodoye is a graduate of Cranfield University and has worked for 25 years in food marketing, business management, consulting and people development.

Prior to her ordination, Lotwina contributed to diocesan strategy as a member of the Diocesan Board of Trustees of Southwark, the Diocesan Synod, and as vice-chair of the Diocesan Financial Council.

Lotwina recently completed a Masters in Christian Leadership and is married with two teenage children. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling as well as anything “gourmet”.

Note: Some of these priests will be in paid ministry, which means they will receive the equivalent of a salary, and some will not be paid for their work as a priest..

The Croydon Advertiser covers areas including, but not limited to Coulsdon, Purley, Selsdon, Shirley, Thornton Heath and Croydon in the London Borough of Croydon.


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