Four new priests ordained in Connor Diocese
Four new priests were ordained in Connor Diocese at a service in St Patrick’s, Ballymena, on Sunday September 8.
The Rev Peter Blake was ordained for Antrim Parish; the Rev Emma Carson was ordained for Ballymena and Ballyclug; the Rev Stu Reid was ordained for Ballymoney, Finvoy and Rasharkin; and the Rev Maithrie White–Dundas was ordained for St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast.
They were ordained by the Rt Rev Patrick Rooke, Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry, as the Bishop of Connor, the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy, is currently on sick leave receiving treatment for prostate cancer.
At the service of ordination of priests are (pictured above), front row, from left: The Rev Stu Reid; the Rev Maithrie White–Dundas; the Rt Rev Patrick Rooke, Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry; the Rev Emma Carson and the Rev Peter Blake. Back row, from left: The Rev Canon Mark McConnell, rector, Ballymena and Ballyclug; the Rev Canon William Taggart, registrar; Archdeacon Stephen McBride; Archdeacon George Davison; Archdeacon Paul Dundas; the Rev Clifford Skillen, Bishop’s Chaplain, and the Rev Canon Kevin Graham, Diocesan Director of Ordinands.
Photo by Norman Briggs