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Institution in St Paul’s Parish Church, Lisburn

At the institution of the Rev Arthur Young in St Paul’s, Lisburn, are, from left: Roy Robinson, People’s Warden; the Rev Nicholas Dark, Rural Dean; the Rev Canon William Taggart, Registrar; the Rev Arthur Young; the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy, Bishop of Connor; the Rev Clifford Skillen, Bishop’s Chaplain; the Rev Trevor Stevenson, preacher and Stanley Gamble, Rector’s Warden. Photo: Norman Briggs.
At the institution of the Rev Arthur Young in St Paul’s, Lisburn, are, from left: Roy Robinson, People’s Warden; the Rev Nicholas Dark, Rural Dean; the Rev Canon William Taggart, Registrar; the Rev Arthur Young; the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy, Bishop of Connor; the Rev Clifford Skillen, Bishop’s Chaplain; the Rev Trevor Stevenson, preacher and Stanley Gamble, Rector’s Warden. Photo: Norman Briggs.

The Rev Arthur Young was instituted as rector of St Paul’s Parish, Lisburn, on Thursday October 20 by the Bishop of Connor, the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy.

Arthur comes to Lisburn from Kill o’ the Grange Parish in Dublin, where he had been rector since 2013. The preacher at the institution service was the Rev Trevor Stevenson.

Arthur was born in Bangor, Co Down. After leaving school he was an apprentice cabinet maker for three years before working in management in the DIY trade. He studied at Belfast Bible College, completing a Degree through Liverpool University, and later moved to England where he was a youth worker with churches in both Leeds and London.

In 1999 he began studying for ordination at the Church of Ireland Theological Institute and was ordained in 2001. He was curate assistant in Donaghadee for three years, before being appointed rector of All Saints’, Tullylish, Diocese of Down and Dromore, where he remained for nine years until his appointment to Kill o’ the Grange in 2013.

“God has opened the door to me to move back north and I feel that the time is right,” Arthur said. “Kill o’ the Grange is a vibrant parish and God really blessed me in my ministry there. My heart is for the people and for sharing the good news of Jesus with them, and for pastoring and caring. That is what I will continue to do at St Paul’s.”

Contact Details

Contact Details

For further information please contact:

Mrs Karen Bushby

Diocesan Communications Officer, Connor
Church of Ireland House
61–67 Donegall Street
Belfast
BT1 2QH
028 9082 8874
07766 103880
dco@connordiocese.org

www.connor.anglican.org