Ordination of Revd Alison Irvine in Tullamore


Revd Alison Irvine following her ordination in Tullamore. Photo courtesy of Mr. Richard May.

Colleagues, family and friends joined the parishioners of Tullamore Union of Parishes for the ordination of Revd Alison Irvine, to the diaconate. The service took place in St Catherine’s Church in Tullamore on Sunday 17th September, at 6.30pm.

The Bishop of Meath and Kildare, Most Revd Pat Storey ordained Alison, who was presented for ordination by Archdeacon Leslie Stevenson. The preacher was Canon Dr Maurice Elliott, Principal of the Church of Ireland Theological Institute, where Alison undertook her training.

Revd Isaac Delamere, Rector of Tullamore, assisted in the planning and leading of the service. Alison will serve in Tullamore Union of Parishes as an Intern.

Alison's father, John, is a diocesan lay-reader in Clogher Diocese and her brother, Adrian is a parish reader.

Alison is a native of Enniskillen and her family belong to Garvary Parish. She previously worked in the Trade Union movement in Northern Ireland and Scotland.