Institution of the Rev Mark McConnell
Thursday June 2nd 2016
From left: The Ven Stephen Forde, Archdeacon of Dalriada, the Rev Mark McConnell, the Rev David Ferguson, the Bishop of Connor the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy, the Rev John McClure and the Rev Canon William Taggart, Connor Registrar.
A service of institution of the Rev Mark McConnell as rector of the Parish of Ballymena and Ballyclug took place in St Patrick’s Ballymena on Wednesday June 1.
A native of Lisburn, Mark was previously rector of the United Parish of Ballynure and Ballyeaston . Prior to that he was rector in Killyleagh Co Down, and previously served curacies in Bangor Parish, Co Down, and Christ Church Parish, Bedford.
Mark is married to Cherith and they have three children, Daniel, Matthew and Erin.
The McConnell family – Daniel, Matthew, Erin, Cherith and the Rev Mark.
The High Sherriff of County Antrim, James E Perry, introduces the Rev Mark McConnell
to the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of County Antrim, Steven Montgomery.
Bishop Alan Abernethy introduces the Rev Mark McConnell to the St Patrick’s tower captain Sam Letters before the service.
St Patrick’s, Ballymena, was packed for the service.
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