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Monday, 17 June 2013 01:00

Former GP prepares for ordination

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Dr Martin David Jones, a former GP in Ripley is to be ordained deacon by the Bishop of Derby, Alastair Redfern, on Sunday 30th June (10.45am) at Derby Cathedral. He will subsequently be taking on the role of assistant curate in Horsley Woodhouse and Loscoe and Codnor, Horsley and Denby.

 

Martin trained as a doctor at Liverpool Medical School and worked as a General Practitioner at Ivy Grove Surgery in Ripley for 33 years until retirement in 2010.

 

He has been married to his wife Jan for 40 years and together they have two children and four grandchildren.

He has lived and worshipped in Horsley for thirty years for the last sixteen years of which he has served as a Reader at St Clements Church, and more recently across the Denby Group of Churches.

He is also a Trustee of Happy Home Kenya Trust (a UK charity supporting the education and welfare of orphans in Western Kenya).

Martin said "Three years ago I thought I had retired, but God had other plans for me! My aim is now to utilise some of the knowledge and experience I have gained in medical practice as my vocation leads me in a new direction. I am greatly looking forward to the challenge of working with my colleagues to further Gods Kingdom in the local communities we serve."