The Rev Bobbie Moore has retired as Priest-in-Charge of the Parish of St Aidan, Blythe Street, in Belfast’s Sandy Row area, following her final service in the church on Sunday September 27.
Bobbie, who is married to the Rev Raymond Moore, Priest-in-Charge of St Simon’s Parish Church, was ordained in the Non Stipendiary Ministry in the Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh in 2006.
The couple later spent two years working with the Diocese of Melbourne, Australia, before taking up their roles in St Simon’s and St Aidan’s.
Bobbie has been Mission Director of Bird of Paradise Ministries, which supports elderly people in Rwanda, since 2015, and at Sunday’s service Bishop George Davison commissioned her to continue her ministry with the charity.
Churchwarden Barbara Boden presented Bobbie with a gift and flowers as a thank you from the parishioners of St Aidan’s.
Prior to her ordination, Bobbie worked for Mid African Ministries (which later became integrated with Church Mission Society Ireland) for 16 years.
We will have a full interview with Rev Bobbie in the autumn issue of Connor Connections, which will be available online later this month.