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Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

Ordination to the Diaconate 2019

On Saturday 6 July, Tony Joy was ordained to the Diaconate by Bishop Robert Byrne. The ordination took place in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Newcastle.

Tony was supported by his wife Elizabeth, his family, friends and parishioners. Many fellow Deacons were present to support his entry into the Diaconate as were his Parish Priests Fr. Mark Millward and Fr. Jim O Keefe, and also Fr. Sean Hall, Deacons John Hawthorne and Peter Jones, and Mrs Pat Kennedy of the Diaconate Formation Team.

Ordination to the Permanent Diaconate of Tony Joy

Images can be viewed and downloaded on Flickr by clicking on the gallery above (page opens in a new tab)


Previous Ordinations to the Diaconate

Patrick Jackson, Paul Nichol and Peter Smith – Saturday 30 June 2018

On 30 June 2018 Patrick Jackson, Paul Nichol and Peter Smith were ordained to the Permanent Diaconate at the Cathedral Church of St. Mary, Newcastle upon Tyne. View the album of photographs from his ordination in Flickr.


Martin Bell, Peter Linsley and Terry McGann – Saturday 18 June 2016

Martin Bell from Minsteracres, Peter Linsley from Seaham and Terry McGann from Whitley Bay were ordained into the Ministry of the Permanent Diaconate on Saturday 18 June at St. Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle. View the album of photographs from his ordination in Flickr.