The following are to be ordained Priest on 3 July by the Bishop of Croydon, the Rt Revd Jonathan Clark, at Croydon Minster. Bishop Jonathan, who will preach, will be joined by the Venerable Moira Astin, Archdeacon of Reigate, and the Revd Jeremy Clark-King, Diocesan IME2 Lead for Curate Training and Development.

David Atkinson Springfield Church, Wallington
Susan (Sue) Bosley Horley Team Ministry
Judith Brooks St Matthew, Redhill
Lisa Fairman-Brown Christ Church, Purley
Lotwina Farodoye, Oxted Team Ministry

The service will be livestreamed and can be watched at:

The following are to be ordained Priest on 3 July by the Bishop of Kingston, the Rt Revd Dr Richard Cheetham, at All Saints, Kingston upon Thames. Bishop Richard will be joined by the Venerable Simon Gates, Archdeacon of Lambeth, the Revd Gregory Prior, Acting Archdeacon of Wandsworth (Richmond & Barnes, Wandsworth and Battersea Deaneries), the Revd John Whittaker, Acting Archdeacon of Wandsworth (Kingston and Tooting Deaneries), the Revd Raymond Baudon, Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands and Deputy Director of Vocations, and the Venerable Dr Rosemarie Mallett, Archdeacon of
Croydon, who will preach.

Ian Luke-Macauley St Barnabas, Clapham Common
Alastair Newman St Matthew, Wimbledon Team Ministry
Shavaun Shodeinde St Mary Magdalene, Wandsworth Common
Luke Steven The Ascension, Balham Hill

The service will be livestreamed and can be watched at:

The following are to be ordained Priest on 3 July by the Bishop of Woolwich, the Rt Revd Dr Karowei Dorgu, at St Peter, Walworth. Bishop Karowei will be joined by the Venerable Alastair Cutting, Archdeacon of Lewisham & Greenwich, the Revd Canon Leanne Roberts, Director of Vocations and Diocesan Director of Ordinands, and the Revd Canon Andrew Zihni, Canon Precentor at Southwark Cathedral, who will preach.

Esther-Jael Olabisi (Bisi) Akano-Adesoye Thamesmead Team Ministry
Adelaide Davies United Benefice of Charlton
Rachael Gledhill St Barnabas, Dulwich
Delorine Green St Peter, Walworth
John Henry Christ Church, Southwark
Robert (Rob) Slater-Carr St George the Martyr w St Alphege and St Jude,
Daniel Walker St Margaret of Antioch, Lee
Daniel Wyman Holy Trinity, Eltham

The service will be livestreamed and can be watched at:

David Povall was ordained Priest on 26 June by the Bishop of Fulham, the Rt Revd Jonathan Baker, at St Paul, Clapham. David will continue to serve at the same parish.

Note: Some of these priests will serve in stipendiary ministry, which means they receive the equivalent of a salary, and some will be unpaid for their work as priests.

Short Biographies

Esther-Jael Olabisi (Bisi) Akano-Adesoye was born and brought up in Nigeria, coming to England to study. She gained a Degree in Business and Finance and a Postgraduate Degree in Education and has worked within the Benefit Overpayment sections of two Local Authorities. Bisi, as she is commonly known, enjoys walking. When she is not walking, she enjoys travelling, cooking and entertaining friends.

David Atkinson is Springfield Church’s Pioneer Curate. He is married to Jules and they have two children, Miriam and Jonah. They moved to Wallington in the summer of 2020 with David having previously trained in Cambridge. Prior to that, he lived in Clapham Junction having been raised in Manchester. David has a heart to share the news of God’s redemptive love creatively with communities that society often overlooks. David enjoys making music, street photography and cyclo-camping.

Susan (Sue) Bosley explored a call to ordination while at Springfield Church, Wallington. By the time she left, she had been a member of the congregation there for more than 20 years and the Children and Families Minister for eight. Sue continued her journey of formation and transformation as an ordinand at St Mellitus College in London and on placement at St Andrew, Coulsdon. She is now serving as Curate in the Horley Team Ministry

Judith Brooks is married to Adam and has two school-age children. She is a qualified youth worker and has worked and taught in the fields of youth and community work, childcare and voluntary sector management for the past 25 years, the last three of them at YMCA East Surrey. Judith felt a call to ordained ministry whilst visiting a garden centre in Warlingham, which was quite a surprise as two of her close family members were already priests. She enjoys reading poetry and prose, and has a passion for films and the theatre. She also loves swimming, especially in the sea.

Adelaide Davies was born and raised in Ghana. She came to England in her early thirties to study and gained a Bachelor of Science in Health and Social Care, specialising in dementia and end-of-life care, which then became her career. Adelaide enjoys singing, cooking, photography and travelling ― she has been to 20 countries and is still counting! When she is not doing any of these, she enjoys birdwatching. She has currently set up a community interest project supporting young people and young single mothers to help bring about change for this marginalised segment of society.

Lisa Fairman-Brown was born and brought up in Banstead. She studied French, Swedish and Economics at university. After working for a major French dairy company, she ran cheese master classes alongside teaching French at a secondary school. Lisa came to faith through an evidence course run at the church where she was married two years earlier; for 10 years at St Mary, Reigate she led the discipleship of the 70 or so women who were part of 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 graduated from Cranfield University entering into the fields of food marketing, business management, consultancy and people development over the course of 25 years. Prior to ordination, Lotwina contributed to Diocesan strategy as a member of Southwark’s Diocesan Council of Trustees, Diocesan Synod and as Vice-chair of the Diocesan Board of Finance. Lotwina has recently completed a Master’s Degree in Christian Leadership and is married with two teenage children. In her spare time she enjoys travelling as well as all things “foodie”.

Rachael Gledhill was born in West Yorkshire, but grew up and went to school in Lincolnshire, before studying English language and literature at Christ Church, Oxford. She moved to South London in 2015 and spent a very happy couple of years serving St Christopher, Walworth as Pastoral Assistant and Youth and Children’s Minister. Whilst training for ordination, she read for an MPhil in World Christianities at King’s College, Cambridge, with a special interest in feminist Dalit theology. She also enjoys running, walking, swimming, film and theatre, and spending time with friends and family.

Delorine Green was born and raised in South East London. She trained and worked as a nursery nurse, then went on to become a lecturer in a South London further education college, specialising in post-compulsory education and training. Delorine spent 17 years working in this field and during that time progressed into management as Head of Curriculum for Childcare and Health and Social Care. Delorine has taken part in two Race for Life events for Cancer Research. In her life within the Church, Delorine has been a Young People’s Leader, Safeguarding Officer and Churchwarden.

John Henry was born and brought up in Northern Ireland, coming to London to study. He gained a Master’s Degree in Physics followed by a Postgraduate Diploma in Theology before beginning his career in the technology and digital sector. After completing an MBA in Spain and the US, John moved into management consultancy. He enjoys rugby and hiking, most recently returning to Morocco for the second time to hike in the Atlas Mountains.

Ian Luke-Macauley has both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree and before ordination practised as a social worker. He held various management positions, including senior management, working with children and families in the statutory sector for more than 25 years. Ian has also been a Reader for the same duration. Ian tries to stay active, having completed two London marathons. His favourite sport is cricket and he plays as often as time permits. Ian also loves photography.

Alastair Newman was born in Surrey, but grew up and went to school in Shropshire, before moving to Cambridge to study chemistry. He then moved to London, where he worked as a patent attorney for more than a decade. He has a great love for music and is also a keen follower (and former player) of sport, following Northampton Saints rugby club, and the national rugby and cricket teams. When not engaged in music or sport, he enjoys British TV comedies, baking bread, cooking (and eating) curry, and drinking coffee or real ale.

David Povall was brought up in South Manchester and moved to London as a student. He briefly worked in financial services, but for the past 20 years he has practised as a criminal barrister. David spends his spare time reading, cooking and gardening. He loves Italian Baroque art and music. David is a member of the Pusey Guild, and he is registered with the Society under the patronage of Saint Wilfrid and Saint Hilda (SSWSH).

Shavaun Shodeinde was born in South London. She gained a Degree in Sports Therapy, then went on to compete internationally in athletics. Travelling is a great interest, along with trying food fusions. Shavaun enjoys baking, particularly cheesecakes, reading fiction, art, interior design, acoustic music, vintage clothing, and a good BBC drama.

Luke Steven grew up in Bristol, playing the drums and Age of Empires II. He wanted to be a professional jazz musician, but instead went to Durham University and then Cambridge, where he studied theology to doctoral level. His fondest interests are Jesus, making music, listening to music, cycling and fitness, and exploring mountains in Scotland.

Robert (Rob) Slater-Carr was born and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne as part of a large and close-knit extended family. He first moved to London for education and returned 10 years later to work in and around Parliamentary politics. He became a Christian in his twenties and worshipped most recently at St Mary, Balham, before going to train at Ripon College Cuddesdon. He spends too much time, energy, and money on his puppy, Gus.

Daniel Walker was born and raised in the East Riding of Yorkshire before moving to Chester to study for a Degree in Theology, with a particular interest in the Old Testament and theology and literature. Following a hospital chaplaincy placement and a year out to work with university students and young adults, he felt God calling him to ordained ministry in the Church of England. Daniel enjoys Russian literature, early science-fiction cinema, and hiking in the Lake District. He is currently labouring to finish a novel.

Daniel Wyman was born in Northampton. He was chorister and lay clerk at All Saints, Northampton. Later he undertook a Degree in Vocal and Operatic Studies at Birmingham Conservatoire. Achieving a Bachelor in Music, he went on to St John the Divine, Kennington to pursue his vocation to the priesthood. Daniel has been very happily working in Eltham, despite his initial anxiety about how the locals would accept a Spurs fan.