Appointment to Annalong
Congratulations to the Revd Geoff Hamilton who has been appointed Incumbent of the Parish of Annalong in Dromore Diocese.
Geoff was ordained deacon in Down and Dromore in 2016 and spent his internship in Seagoe Parish. He is currently curate assistant in St Mark’s, Armagh. Geoff is married to Jill who is the Children’s Project Development Officer for Connor Diocese.
Speaking of his appointment Geoff said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the numerous people from Seagoe, St Columba’s and St Mark’s whom God has used to encourage me in preparation for this next chapter.
“I’m excited as I prepare to serve within Kilhorne Parish and the wider community. At this transitional time, I’m reminded that Christian leadership isn’t about control, it’s about service, so I look forward to working alongside a talented group of people (and Ziggy) in Annalong who I’ve watched online as they’ve faithfully kept things going in challenging times.
“The words of the late J. I. Packer come to mind at this time as they encourage and challenge me: ‘Our high and privileged calling is to do the will of God, in the power of God, for the glory of God.’
“Jill and I look forward to making new friends and being part of God’s transforming agenda in the Kingdom of Mourne. Get the kettle on (post–restrictions) as the best tea drinkers in the country are coming!”
A date for the service of institution will be set in due course.