Deacons ordained in Clogher Diocese


Deacons ordained in St Macartan's Cathedal Clogher.

The ordination of Lindsey Farrell and David Moses as Deacons serving as interns in Clogher Diocese, took place in St. Macartan’s Cathedral, Clogher, on Sunday evening, 3rd September 2017 by the Bishop of Clogher, Right Revd John McDowell.

Lindsey will serve in Rossorry Parish while David will serve in the Monaghan, Tydavnet and Kilmore Group of parishes over the next year.

Revd Lindsey Farrell with friends at her ordination.

Lindsey, who grew up in Rossorry Parish, worked in finance before taking up her studies at the Church of Ireland Theological Institute in Dublin. She and her husband, Keith, and their three children, Grace, Emily and Harry, have been parishioners of Derryvullen North Parish Church, Irvinestown, also in Clogher Diocese. She now returns to Rossorry Parish as Deacon serving as an intern with the rector, Revd Canon Ian Ellis.

Revd David Moses(centre) with friends at his ordination.

David from Seskinore, Co Tyrone, has been a member of the parishes of Clogherney and Drumnakilly in the Diocese of Armagh and is already well known to congregations as a Diocesan Reader in that diocese. A former sheep farmer, David and his wife, Catherine have three children; Sarah, Rachel and Jonathan. He will work alongside the rector of the Monaghan Group, Revd Canon Ian Berry.

The Cathedral was well filled with friends and family of the two new Deacons as well as parishioners from the parishes where they will serve as interns during the next year in addition to clergy and guests.

The three readings were by parishioners from Rossorry Parish, Monaghan Group of Parishes and Revd Olivia Downey, Cathedral Curate.

Venerable Robert Miller Archdeacon of Derry preaching the sermon.

The sermon was delivered by the Archdeacon of Derry, the Venerable Robert Miller. He said serving others was at the heart of ministry and as Deacons, Lindsey and David would be called on to serve God in different ways.

The hymns were; “Be thou my vision,” “Be still for the presence of the Lord,” “And can it be that I should gain,” and “To God be the glory!” The Psalm was “I will lift up my eyes.” The organist was Mr. Glenn Moore.