Many congratulations to the Revs Ron and Janice Elsdon, who celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with a virtual get-together on December 19!
The clergy couple were married on December 19 1970 at Holy Trinity Church, Platt, Manchester.
They moved from Manchester to Dublin 1971, and were members of St Matthew’s Parish Church, Irishtown, before coming north to Belfast 1989, and joining Greenisland Parish.
Janice was ordained 1995. She has been curate at Cloughfern (1995-99); then Ahoghill & Portglenone (1999-2002); assistant to Rural Dean of South Belfast; curate at St Bartholomew’s, Belfast, to 2013 and on the ministry team at Belfast Cathedral since 2013.
Ron was ordained in 1999, and was curate at Ballymena from 1999-2002, then rector of St Bartholomew’s from 2002-2013. He is now retired, and the couple live in Greenisland.
They have two sons Peter and Andrew, who both live in Yorkshire. Peter is married to Sarina and Ron and Janice have one granddaughter, Isabel.
Guests who had attended their wedding in 1970 – including their best man and bridesmaid – joined Ron and Janice for their Covid-safe Golden Wedding Anniversary celebration on Zoom.