Many of the clergy of South Belfast Rural Deanery joined the Rev Canon Robert Jones for lunch on in Stranmillis on February 22.
Canon Jones is leaving the parish of St John the Evangelist, Malone, where he has been rector for almost six years, and will be instituted as rector of the Kiltegan Group of Parishes in the Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory, on March 9.
Canon Jones also served as South Belfast Rural Dean, and the clergy of the Deanery wished to send him off in style. They thanked him for his leadership over this time and for his assistance as Rural Dean. In response Canon Jones thanked all the clergy of the Deanery which he said was a pleasure to serve in.