The Rt Rev Trevor Williams, Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe, has been elected Chair of the Board of Christian Aid Ireland.
The appointment of the Bishop, formerly rector of Holy Trinity and St Silas with Immanuel, Diocese of Connor, was announced at the charity’s Annual General Meeting on December 6.
Bishop Williams thanked the nomination committee. He said: “Christian Aid is a good news story, in a world in need of peace, justice and an equal sharing. We need to acknowledge the invaluable gift each person can bring to the common task of creating a world community founded on values of collaboration and interdependence, learning to live together in a way that not only sustains the environment but also enhances it.’
Bishop Williams continued: “I am proud of what Christian Aid stands for and the work it does. And that Christian Aid Ireland is the agency of eight Irish Christian Church bodies working together with numerous other partners and supporters who are committed to make a difference.
“The Christian in Christian Aid expresses readiness to be channels of God’s love for God’s world, for the good of all people irrespective of colour, class and creed. To have the opportunity of being part Christian Aid is a privilege for which I sincerely thank you.’
Margaret Boden, Chief Executive of Christian Aid Ireland, said she was delighted to be working with Bishop Williams and looking forward to his chairmanship. She commented, ‘Trevor brings his own personal interest in overseas development together with his long-term support of Christian Aid, and his many other qualities to the role.’
Bishop Williams succeeds the Revd Dr Roger Purce, Minister of Groomsport Presbyterian Church in Co Down, to the position.