SARASOTA The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey of Clifton, preached Monday during the ordination to the Sacred Order of Priests of Charleston David Wilson, Jason Andrew Murbarger and David Stuart Bumsted.
The ceremony at the Church of the Redeemer in Sarasota, included Rev. Dabney Smith, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida, as principal celebrant for the ordination.
Bumsted of Orlando was ordained by the Rev. Gregory Brewer, bishop of the Diocese of Central Florida.
Wilson and Murbarger were ordained by the Rev. Daniel Hayden Martins, bishop of the Diocese of Springfield, Ill., where Wilson spent time last spring as a candidate for holy orders. The Rev. Edward Salmon Jr., president and dean of Nashotah House and the 13th bishop (retired) of the Diocese of South Carolina, presented for Wilson.
"It was a great honor for our parish to host Lord Carey and the bishops as these three young men begin the work of their calling as priests," said the Rev. Fredrick Robinson, rector of the Church of the Redeemer.
Wilson will join Redeemer in January, assisting Robinson in evangelism and parish development.
Bumsted joined Redeemer this fall as the parish youth minister.
Murbarger will continue his work with Trinity Episcopal Church in Vero Beach where he is chaplain at Saint Edward's School.
Lord Carey traveled from England to Sarasota last week to preach at the church over the weekend and talk with parishioners in smaller groups.
In 1991, Lord Carey became the 103rd Archbishop of Canterbury, serving 70 million Anglicans around the world. He retired in 2002, and was made a life peer as Lord Carey of Clifton.
He is now chancellor of the University of Gloucestershire and president of the London School of Theology. He also serves on the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum and is a co-chair of the Council of 100.
The Church of the Redeemer is at 222 S. Palm Ave. in Sarasota.
Information: Go to redeemersarasota.org or call 941-955-4263.