The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, Rt Rev Dr William Henry, has congratulated Rt Rev John McDowell, the Bishop of Clogher, on his election as the Church of Ireland’s new Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland.
Dr Henry said, “On behalf of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland I would like to offer Bishop John my heartfelt congratulations on his election as Archbishop of Armagh.
“The call to leadership is a special calling and comes with many blessings and challenges. In my own denomination Moderators serve for one year, and I am now, not too far from the end of my term of office. As the Archbishop-elect prepares to put on the mantle of leading the Church of Ireland, he can be assured of my prayers and those of our Church family across the island.
“Presbyterians will be familiar with the commitment that Bishop John has shown in is various appointments, not least as President of the Irish Council of Churches, of which PCI is a member. I very much look forward to working with him, as one of Ireland’s Church Leaders, and in the unending task of proclaiming the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ in this land.”
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