Photos by Arthur Macartney
The Rev Robert Jones was instituted as rector of St John’s Parish, Malone on Sunday May 13.
Robert, who was previously Dean of Clonmanoise and Incumbent of Trim, in the Diocese of Meath, is a native of County Carlow.
He was ordained in the Diocese of Down and Dromore, where he spent 10 years, first as a curate in Banbridge, then as a curate in Bangor Abbey, before moving to Rathfriland and Ballyward as rector.
In 1989 Robert moved to the Diocese of Connor where he was rector of St Polycarp’s and Finaghy until 1993, and later rector of All Saint’s, Craigyhill and St Patrick’s Cairncastle, also Diocese of Connor.
In 2002 he was appointed Dean of Clonmanoise in the Diocese of Meath, and was Dean at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim, and rector of St James, Athboy.
Robert is married to Alison who comes from Larne, County Antrim.
At St John’s he succeeds the Very Rev John Mann who is now Dean of Belfast.