Special day for Martha as Bishop preaches in the Glens

Thursday April 9th 2009

Mrs Martha Wright who has been honoured for serving the choir in Ardclinis Church for more than 70 years.The Bishop of Connor, the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy, spent Holy Week preaching at services in the Glens of Antrim.

Bishop Alan joined evening services in the parishes of Tickmacrevan, Glenarm, Ardclinis, Carnlough and Layde and Cushendun.

On Tuesday evening in Ardclinis, a surprise presentation was made to Mrs Martha Wright by Bishop Alan on behalf of the Select Vestry and parishioners to congratulate her on more than 70 years service in the choir. Martha was baptised, confirmed and married in Ardclinis Church and has been involved in all aspects of life in the parish.

The Rev Moreen Hutchinson, Priest in Charge, said the Bishop had been a welcome visitor. “His visit has made a great difference to the parishioners. They have got to know him and there have been many cups of tea during the week. The parishioners were all very pleased to see him and he has said he will come back and talk to them again.”


Martha Wright is congratulated by Bishop Alan Abernethy and the Rev Moreen Hutchinson.Pictured with Martha Wright is Bishop Alan Abernethy and the Rev Moreen Hutchinson along with Martha's son William, daughters Sarah and Jean and granddaughters Chelsea and Shannon.


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