Two ordination services will take place in Connor Diocese during September, including the ordination of the first Ordained Local Ministers.
The Ordination of Priests will take place on Sunday September 8 in St Patrick’s, Ballymena.
The Rev Peter Blake (Antrim); the Rev Emma Carson (Ballymena & Ballyclug), and the Rev Stu Reid (Ballymoney, Finvoy & Rasharkin) will be ordained by the Rt Rev Patrick Rooke, Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry.
The service begins at 3pm.
Three Ordained Local Ministers (OLMs) will be ordained at a service in Lisburn Cathedral on Sunday September 22 at 3.30pm.
They will be ordained by Bishop Rooke. The candidates are Adrian Bell (Belfast: St Andrew, Glencairn and Belfast: Whiterock); Louise Bowes (Mossley) and Anne Locke (Whitehouse & Belfast: St Ninian).
The candidates at both services are being ordained by Bishop Rooke as the Bishop of Connor, the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy, is currently on sick leave.
For more information on Ordained Local Ministry visit this LINK.