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Bishop David appoints two Chaplains

Bishop David McClay has appointed two Chaplains: the Revd Canon Gill Withers for Down Diocese and the Revd Raymond Kettyle for Dromore.

The Revd Raymond Kettyle and Canon Gill Withers.
The Revd Raymond Kettyle and Canon Gill Withers.

He said: “I know that you will join with me in congratulating Gill and Raymond on their appointments and in looking forward to their contributions to the life of the diocese.” 

The role of the Chaplain is to attend to the bishop at important services such as institutions and installations. 

The Revd Canon Gill Withers is rector of Greyabbey and Kircubbin with Ballyphilip and Ardquin and served Bishop Harold as his Chaplain for 15 years. 

Gill said: “I am delighted to be able to serve Bishop David as his Chaplain for this season of His episcopacy. Also that he has put his faith in me to continue as Chaplain.”

The Revd Raymond Kettyle is rector of St John’s Lurgan. He said: “I’m truly humbled to be appointed as Bishop David’s Chaplain for Dromore. I look forward to helping, supporting and working alongside him in this role.”