Ordination of Priests for Connor Diocese

Monday September 11th 2023

At the Ordination of Priests for Connor Diocese in Lisburn Cathedral on Sunday September 10 are, from left: the Rev Danielle McCullagh, preacher; the Rev Harold Good, Methodist Church; the Very Rev Sam Wright, Dean of Connor and rector of Lisburn Cathedral; the Rev Canon William Taggart, Registrar; the Rev Lee Boal; the Rev Canon Kevin Graham, Director of Ordinands; Bishop George Davison; the Rev Cameron Mack, Bishop’s Chaplain; the Rev Gareth Campbell; the Ven Barry Forde, Archdeacon of Belfast; the Ven Paul Dundas, Archdeacon of Dalriada; and the Ven Dr Stephen McBride, Archdeacon of Connor.

Three new priests were ordained to serve in the Diocese of Connor at two separate services on Sunday September 10.

At the morning service in All Saints’, Antrim, Bishop George Davison ordained the Rev Claire Thompson to serve as an OLM priest in All Saints’ Parish, while that afternoon in Lisburn Cathedral, the Rev Gareth Campbell and the Rev Lee Boal were ordained priest, with Gareth serving in Christ Church, Lisburn, and Lee in Lisburn Cathedral.

At a Service of Ordination in All Saints’, Antrim, on the morning of Sunday September 10, the Rev Claire Thompson was ordained an OLM priest by the Bishop of Connor. Claire and Bishop George Davison, front row, are pictured with, back from left: The Rev Canon Kevin Graham; the Rev Aaron McAlister, Archdeacon Stephen McBride and the Rev Peter Blake, preacher.

Gareth served his deacon intern year in Derryvolgie Parish, while Lee served in Mossley Parish.

The preacher in Lisburn Cathedral was the Rev Danielle McCullagh, Chaplain at The Hub, Belfast, and former Dean’s Vicar in the Cathedral, while the Rev Peter Blake was the preacher at the service in Antrim.

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