Derriaghy rector installed as new Canon of Rasharkin

Tuesday June 7th 2011

Report and photographs by John Kelly

The rector of Derriaghy Parish, the Rev Canon John Budd, was installed as Prebendary of Rasharkin in Christ Church Cathedral, Lisburn on Monday June 2.  The new canon was installed by the Dean of Connor, The Very Rev John Bond.

At the Installation Service are front L to R: Darren Miller (Dean’s Verger); His Honour Judge Rodgers (Diocesan Chancellor); The Rt Rev Alan Abernethy (Bishop of Connor); the Rev John Canon Budd ; The Very Rev John Bond (Dean of Connor); the Rev Canon Stuart Lloyd;  the Rev Canon George Graham.  Back, L to R: The Ven Dr Stephen McBride (Archdeacon of Connor); the Rev Canon Percival Walker; the Rev Canon Ernest Harris; the Rev Canon George Irwin; the Rev Canon Sam Wright; and Rev Simon Genoe.

Canon Budd pictured with his wife Carla in the Chapter Room of Lisburn Cathedral at the chair bearing his new title ‘Prebendary of Rasharkin’.  With them is Dean John Bond.Originally from Essex, Canon Budd is a graduate of Queen’s University.  After serving his first curacy in Ballymena and a further curacy in Jordanstown with Monkstown, he was appointed rector of Craigs with Dunaghy & Killagan and has been rector of Derriaghy with Colin since 1997.  Married to Carla, Canon Budd has three grown up children Peter, Harriet and Matthew.

The Archdeacon of Connor, The Ven Dr Stephen McBride, presented the new Canon to Dean Bond to be installed as Prebendary of Rasharkin in the Chapter of St Saviour in Christ Church Cathedral. 

The address was given by the Rev Canon George Irwin, Rector of Ballymacash, who has known Canon Budd since College days. He paid tribute to the new Canon’s many fine qualities and said that the appointment by the Bishop was recognition of Canon Budd’s contribution to the diocese.

Canon John Budd with his wife Carla and their children Matthew, Harriet and Peter.Also taking part in the service were Canon Sam Wright, Rector of Lisburn Cathedral, Chancellor Stuart Lloyd, Canon Percy Walker, the Rev Simon Genoe, Cathedral Curate, and the Bishop of Connor.

The combined choirs of the Cathedral and Derriaghy  Parish led the praise and the organist was Mr Andrew Skelly.  The choir sang the Anthem ‘Praise God from whom all blessings flow’ a hymn by Derriaghy organist and choirmaster David Wheavil.

The newly-installed Canon leaves the church along with the Dean and other members of the Chapter of St Saviour.A splendid supper was provided by the ladies and gents of the Cathedral. Dean Bond thanked all who attended the service and Canon Budd suitably replied.  A presentation was made to Dean John and Mrs Joyce Bond to mark their wedding anniversary and also to Mrs Carla Budd.  The Bishop closed the evening with prayer.









The Bishop congratulates Canon John Budd on his new appointment.
Canon Budd and Mrs Carla Budd pictured with some parishioners from Derriaghy and Colin who attended the Installation service.

Canon John Budd and his wife Carla pictured the extended family circle.


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