Donagh welcomes Rev Margaret Pringle

Donagh welcomes Rev Margaret Pringle

A “Service of Introduction” was held in Donagh Church on Sunday 27th of April for the Rev Margaret Pringle to mark the commencement of her ministry in Glaslough, Tyholland and Erigal Truagh parishes Co. Monaghan.

The Service was led by The Right Reverend Dr. M.G. Jackson bishop of Clogher and the address was given by The Rural Dean of Monaghan and rector of Carrickmacross, the Rev. Robert Kingston who, having spoken of Rev. Pringle’s work as a Presbyterian Deaconess, as a Diocesan Reader and as curate in The Clogher Cathederal group of parishes, urged the congregation to support their new Cleric in her work of ministry.
Rev. Kingston went on to point out that ministry came from the word minus and explained that all of us involved are minus (less than) the one we represent.
The capacity congregation which came from all denominations in the community were entertained to supper in The Oakland Centre where churchwardens from each parish and representatives from the Presbyterian and Roman Catholic Churches paid tribute to previous ministry and good working relationships and wished The Rev. Margaret God’s blessing in her new calling.

The Dean of Clogher Cathedral, Dean Thompson, spoke of the dedication and ability of The Rev Pringle while working under him and the proceedings concluded with The Bishop’s response to the contributions made and to the welcomes extended as he recorded his optimism for the future of ministry of The Church of Ireland in that part of the diocese.

Mr Walter Pringle, Rev Margaret Pringle, Bishop Michael Jackson, her son Keith and her sister Hazel Barr.

Date: 30 April 08