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Ordinations resume in the Church of Ireland

Ordinations are under way in dioceses across the Church of Ireland and will continue throughout the month of September.  Clergy in our Church are ordained to the orders of deacon, priest and bishop.  Ordained Local Ministry (OLM) is a new form of ordination for deacons and priests.

An outdoor Service of Ordination in CS Lewis Square, Belfast.
An outdoor Service of Ordination in CS Lewis Square, Belfast.

Please see reports and photo galleries below, from our dioceses, on recent services of ordination with more to follow!



Revd Andrew Pierce – Kilmore, Elphin & Ardagh

Revd James Cunningham – Down & Dromore (OLM)

Revds Stephen Green, Peter Meenagh, Peter McCausland & Glenn Thompson – Connor (OLM)

Revds Carole Pound & Richard Dring – Cork, Cloyne & Ross (OLM)

Revd Philip McKinley – Meath & Kildare

Revd Marion Keating – Meath & Kildare (OLM)

Revd Pat Ryan – Meath & Kildare (OLM)

Revds John Addy, Adam Norris & Xanthe Pratt – Kilmore, Elphin & Ardagh (OLM)

Revd John Lowden – Connor

Revd Elaine Pentland – Down & Dromore

Revd Andrew Moore – Down & Dromore



Revd Nathan Ervine – Connor

Revds Andrea Cotter & Alan McCracken – Derry & Raphoe (OLM)

Revd Brendan O’Loan & Janet Spence – Connor (OLM)

Revd Pat Culleton – Cork, Cloyne & Ross (OLM)

Revd Anna Williams – Down & Dromore

Revd Rodney Blair – Down & Dromore

Revd Andy Hay – Down & Dromore

Revd Jim Fleming – Down & Dromore (OLM)

Revd Colin Birnie – Down & Dromore (OLM)


For further information please contact:

Church of Ireland Press Office 
Church of Ireland House 
61–67 Donegall Street 
Belfast, BT1 2QH 


Press Office

Peter Cheney

+44 (0)7774 295 369


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