New priests ordained in Connor Diocese

Tuesday June 1st 2010

The newly ordained priests greet the congegation. Photo by Arthur McCartney.Five new priests were ordained in the Diocese of Connor on Sunday May 30. As the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy, Bishop of Connor is unwell, the ordinations were by Bishop Gordon McMullan.

The ordinations took place in St John’s Parish Church, Malone, and the new priests are: Simon Genoe for the curacy of Lisburn Cathedral; Alan Irwin for the curacy of Ballymena and Ballyclug; Colin Welsh for the curacy of Jordanstown; Tracey McRoberts for the curacy of St Thomas, Belfast; and Graham Nevin in the Non-Stipendiary Ministry for the curacy of Billy and Derrykeighan.

At the Service of Ordination are, from left: Bishop McMullan, Graham Nevin, Colin Welsh, Simon Genoe, Alan Irwin, Tracey McRoberts, the Rev Clifford Skillen, Bishop's Chaplain, and Archdeacons Stephen Forde, Stephen McBride and Barry Dodds.

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