The Bishop of Lewes Richard Jackson became the first serving bishop in Sussex to ordain women priests today (Sunday 15 June).
The bishop, who is responsible for the Anglican church in Brighton and Hove, ordained three women during a service at St Paul’s in Chichester.
At the same time the Bishop of Horsham Mark Sowerby ordained Mischa Richards as a priest at St Martin’s in Brighton where he will continue to serve.
Five more Church of England priests will be ordained at All Saints in Hove at 7pm tomorrow (Monday 16 June) by the Bishop of Lewes.
And on Thursday (19 June) the Bishop of Lewes will ordain Alex Wood and three others as priests at St Anne’s Lewes.
Mr Wood will continue to serve at St Peter’s Church in Brighton. He is one of 15 men and women being ordained as priests in the diocese of Chichester this month.