Revd Alison Irvine ordained to the Priesthood


At the ordination to the Priesthood of Revd Alison Irvine

The ordination to the Priesthood of Revd Alison Irvine took place on Sunday, 9th September in St. Mary's Church, Maynooth by the Bishop of Meath and Kildare, the Most Revd Pat Storey.

Friends and family from Fermanagh, Tullamore and other places joined the packed congregation to wish her well. She grew up in Garvary Parish in Clogher Dioese.

Her father, John, a Diocesan Reader and her brother, Adrian, a Parish Reader in Clogher Diocese were among those who robed for the service

The preacher was Revd Katharine Poulton, Rector of Julianstown, who reminded those gathered of the journey Alison has made to ordination - from her student days at Manchester University, through a career with the trade union movement. She recently served her year as deacon-intern with Revd Isaac Delamere (Tullamore).

Refreshments were served after the service in The Oak Centre, Dunboyne.

Alison now begins her ministry as Curate Assistant in Dunboyne and Rathmolyon Unions, where the rector is Revd Eugene Griffin.