Twenty-three newly ordained Anglican priests have been told they are to be lights in the dullness of secularism and will offer a mighty gift to the world.
The new priests were ordained in a service led by Archbishop Philip Freier in St Paul’s Cathedral recently and are destined for a variety of ministry roles.
Among them are two that will minister in Karen speaking congregations – another that will lead a Chinese speaking congregation, two school chaplains and a chaplain each for the defence force and Victoria Police.
Bishop Brad Billings, told TMA the ordination was one of the largest and most diverse in terms of ministry roles in recent years.
Bishop Billings says the variety of roles in which the new priests will minister reflects the changing and emerging needs of ministry and the imperative to make the Word of God fully known across the rich diversity of Melbourne and Geelong.