The Revd Canon Maurice Armstrong, Rector of Tempo and Clabby, will be installed as Prebendary of Tullycorbet in the Cathedral Church of St Macartan, Clogher on Sunday 4th March 2012 at 4.00pm. The preacher at the service will be the Revd Canon Robert Riddel.
Canon Armstrong was brought up near Kesh, Co. Fermanagh. During his early life he was a parishioner of Drumkeeran Parish where he was involved in church activities including the local Boy’s Brigade Company. He attended Kesh Primary School, the Duke of Westminster High School and studied for his A-Levels at Portora Royal School, Enniskillen. He graduated from the University of Ulster Jordanstown in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree, and then studied at the Church of Ireland Theological College from 1984 until his ordination in 1987.
Canon Armstrong served for a number of years in the diocese of Armagh. This included his curacy which he served in St Mark’s Parish, Portadown from 1987-1990, after which he was rector of Sixmilecross and Termonmaguirke from 1990-1995, and then rector of Richill from 1995-2001. He subsequently returned to his home diocese of Clogher and has been rector of Tempo and Clabby since 2001.
Since returning to Clogher Diocese, Canon Armstrong has been Executive Chairman of the Diocesan Ministry of Healing since 2002 and Rural Dean of Clogher since 2005. He is a member of the Church of Ireland General Synod and is a Clerical Honorary Secretary of Clogher Diocesan Synod and Diocesan Council. He is a Diocesan Nominator and a member of Clogher Diocesan Board of Education.
Canon Armstrong is married to Jean, and they have three children, Deborah who is studying Journalism with English at the University of Ulster, Coleraine; Sarah who is studying GCSE’s and James who is a year 10 pupil both at Lisnaskea High School.