Holy Orders (Ordination)


ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD of Deacon Steven James Leightell at 12 noon on Saturday 13 July at St Mary’s Cathedral, Middlesbrough. All welcome to attend. We keep Deacon Steven in our thoughts and prayer as he prepares for this most sacred of ministries.

If you are discerning a Vocation to the Priesthood, please visit the website of the National Office for Vocations or contact the Vocations Office at the Diocese of Middlesbrough on 01642 850505 for further information.

“Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry. It includes three degrees: episcopate, presbyterate, and diaconate.”

Catechism of the Catholic Church #1536