Two Services of Ordination have recently taken place within the Diocese of Connor.
A service of Ordination was held in St Michael’s Parish Church, Shankill Road, Belfast, on Sunday, September 5, 2021. John Lowden was ordained Deacon for the parishes of St Michael and St Stephen with St Luke, Belfast by the Bishop of Connor, the Rt Rev George Davison. At the service are, front row from left: The Ven Barry Forde, Archdeacon of Belfast (preacher); John Lowden; the Rt Rev George Davison, Bishop of Connor and the Rev Canon James Carson, rector of St Michael and St Stephen with St Luke, Belfast. Back row from left: The Rev Canon Kevin Graham, Director of Ordinands; the Rev Canon William Taggart, Registrar; the Ven Dr Stephen McBride, Archdeacon of Connor.
Meanwhile, clergy at the Service of Ordination of OLM Deacons for Connor Diocese held in Lisburn Cathedral on Wednesday, September 8th, 2021, are, from right: Stephen Green (ordained for St Bartholomew’s, Stranmillis); the Ven Barry Forde, Archdeacon of Belfast; Glenn Thompson (ordained for Kilmakee); the Rev Canon William Taggart, Registrar; the Very Rev Stephen Forde, Dean of Belfast; the Rev Canon Kevin Graham, Director of Ordinands; the Rt Rev George Davison, Bishop of Connor; the Rev Danielle McCullagh, Vicar, Lisburn Cathedral; the Very Rev Sam Wright, Dean of Connor; the Very Rev Paul Dundas, Archdeacon of Dalriada; Peter McCausland (ordained for Templepatrick and Donegore); the Ven Dr Stephen McBride, Archdeacon of Connor; and Peter Meenagh (ordained for Lisburn Cathedral).
Congratulations to everyone involved and we wish them every blessing in their ministries.
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