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8 July

No Ordinary OV

It was cause for celebration when we learned of OV Danny Payne’s (S 92-99) ordination on 27 June in Lichfield Cathedral.

Father Danny was ordained deacon by The Rt Rev Michael Ipgrave, Bishop of Lichfield, to serve his curacy in three parishes in Stafford – The Collegiate Church of Saint Mary, Stafford; St Leonard’s, Marston; and, Saint Chad’s, Stafford.

No ordinary OV Danny Payne

Danny added: “It’s been a long road, with twists and turns, but I am delighted to have been able to respond to my calling to ministry, and grateful to those who have supported me on this journey. I am looking forward to serving, to learning from, and walking with God’s people in Stafford in the years ahead.”

Not only is Danny an OV, but he is also a former Old Vigornian Club committee member and a former member of King’s Worcester staff as well; having headed up the Design, Media and Reprographics department for a number of years.

We wish Father Danny all the very best for his curacy and beyond.

No Ordinary OV Malcolm and Danny Payne

The photos show Danny with Bishop Matthew Parker (Bishop of Stafford) and Bishop Michael (Bishop of Lichfield); and with Danny’s civil partner, Malcolm.