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Institution of new Vicar in Glenavy parish, Connor

The Rev Linda Cronin was instituted as incumbent of the Parish of Glenavy, Diocese of Connor, on a blustery afternoon on Sunday February 16.

Linda comes to Glenavy from Telford in Shropshire, where she was vicar of Sutton Hill and Woodside Parishes in the Diocese of Hereford for five years.

Clergy pictured at the institution of the Rev Linda Cronin in St Aidan's Parish Church, Glenavy.
Clergy pictured at the institution of the Rev Linda Cronin in St Aidan's Parish Church, Glenavy.

Glenavy Parish includes the churches of St Aidan in Glenavy, where the Service of Institution took place, along with St John in Crumlin and St Andrew, Tunny.

Linda grew up in Newton Abbot in Devon, and married Steve after moving to London where she remained before ordination in the Diocese of Carlisle in the north of the country.

The couple has four children – Tim, Hannah, Dan and Rachel; daughters–in–law Caz and Becky; and two grandchildren.

Before ordination in 2008, Linda had been a youth and children’s worker in a church in Brentford, West London, and was later finance officer in a Roman Catholic sixth form college in Ladbrooke Grove.

She was ordained in Barrow–on–Furness, where she was curate and then vicar until 2013, and was a chaplain at an Anglican and Catholic joint High School before her move to Telford.

Linda has said that she is ‘looking forward to the challenge of doing something completely different and seeing what God opens up.’

Linda was instituted by the Ven George Davison, Archbishop’s Commissary and Diocesan Administrator for the vacant Diocese of Connor.

The preacher was the Rev Dr Andrea Russell, Anglican Tutor and Co–Director of the Centre for Continuing Ministerial Development at Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham.

The Rev Linda Cronin outside St Aidan's Parish Church, Glenavy, on the day of her institution.
The Rev Linda Cronin outside St Aidan's Parish Church, Glenavy, on the day of her institution.

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