Kenya ordination for Sheffield minister

Pete Jackson with Tim Davies, senior minister of Christ Church Central and Jane Patterson, church trustee

The minister of a church plant in Sheffield has been ordained in Kenya.

Pete Jackson is founding minister of Christ Church Walkley, planted by Christ Church Central last year as an expression of their commitment to mission in the city.

Mr Jackson was trained at Oakhill Theological College, but was not ordained as Christ Church Central is not part of the Anglican Diocese of Sheffield.

The GAFCON Primates' Council was called upon to facilitate Mr Jackson's ordination in order to give his ministry and the new church appropriate recognition.

Mr Jackson was ordained on 9 February as a deacon in the Anglican Church of Kenya by Archbishop Eliud Wabukala, also GAFCON chairman, and the Bishop of Kitui, Josephat Mule.

"We see this event as the latest expression of Gospel partnership between the churches in Sheffield and Kenya," said Tim Davies, senior minister of Christ Church Central, who accompanied Mr Jackson to Nairobi.

The original article incorrectly stated that Mr Jackson was born in Kenya and is an honorary canon of All Saints Cathedral Nairobi. Christian Today apologises for any confusion caused.