Ordination of Deacon, The Revd Alastair Donaldson


The Parish Church of St. John, Fivemiletown was the setting for the ordination to the diaconate of the Revd Alastair Donaldson, who was ordained by the Rt Revd John McDowell, Bishop of Clogher, on the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity, Sunday 7th September 2014 at 7.00pm.

The processional hymn was Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the first reading from Isaiah chapter 6 verses 1-8 was read by the Revd Canon Dennis Robinson, Psalm 119 verses 33-38 was led by Mr Andrew Gordon, the second reading from Romans chapter 12 verses 1-12 was read by Mrs Joanne Howe, and the gradual hymn was Holy Spirit living breath of God. The Revd Kyle Hanlon, Rector of Fivemiletown, read the Gospel from St Mark chapter 10 verses 35-45 and the Revd William Press, Rector of Knockbreda, preached the Sermon. The Revd Kyle Hanlon sang the Ordination Litany which led into The Veni Creator Spiritus, a hymn of invocation to the Holy Spirit.

The Offertory hymn was There is a Redeemer, the Bishop celebrated Holy Communion, and the final hymn was Beauty for brokenness. Everyone enjoyed refreshments after the ordination service in the parish hall.

The Revd Alastair Donaldson will serve his intern deacon year working in Fivemiletown Parish.

Bishop John McDowell and Revd Alastair Donaldson