Ordination of the Revd Edwin Aiken
The Revd Edwin Aiken will be ordained to the priesthood in Christ Church Cathedral on Sunday November 20. Edwin will serve as Dean’s Vicar at Christ Church Cathedral. The Archbishop will preside at the special service which begins at 11am.
Edwin has served his year as Deacon Intern in the Holmpatrick Group of Parishes having been ordained to the Diaconate in September 2021.
“Prior to training for ordination I was an academic with special interests in the relationship between science and religion in the nineteenth century, the history of ideas and the historical geography of the Holy Land; my research revolved around issues of knowledge and power in discourses of Orientalism and postcolonialism. My department at Bristol University was only a few minutes’ walk from the city’s Anglican cathedral and I very much enjoyed the daily sung offices, connecting with my faith through the stillness and music and prayers,” Edwin explains.
He adds: “This brought a sense of vocation to the front of my mind, and ordination followed a few years later. My diaconate year in the Holmpatrick group gave me great experience of the blessings and challenges of ministry. I am much looking forward to serving as Dean’s Vicar in Christchurch Cathedral and I’m very keen to get to know the people and the work of God in that place”.
If you are unable to attend the Service of Ordination in person it can be watched live on the cathedral’s webcam: https://christchurchcathedral.ie/worship/live-video-stream/