New appointment to Galloon Group of Parishes in Clogher Diocese


Revd. Lorraine Capper.

The Revd Lorraine Capper, currently part-time stipendiary minister of Donagh (Glaslough), Tyholland and Errigal Truagh in Clogher Diocese, has been appointed incumbent of Galloon (Newtownbutler), Sallaghy and Drummully, also in Clogher Diocese.

Revd Lorraine, who is married to Revd Alan Capper, Rector of Lisnaskea Parish, was ordained 10 years ago and since then has served as Curate at St. Columba’s Parish Church, Omagh, provided pastoral cover and led services in vacant parishes throughout Clogher Diocese as well taking on archival roles before being appointed part-time stipendiary minister in the Donagh Group of Parishes in Co. Monaghan over two years ago.

Her work in the Donagh group and particularly at St Salvator’s Church in Glaslough, has also involved planning for the construction of a Sunday School room and restoration of stained glass windows, participation in heritage days and assisting with the community choir.

One of the highlights of the year in St. Salvator’s Church is the Winter’s Tale, a series of evenings of Christmas readings and music followed by refreshments in Castle Leslie nearby.

Revd Capper has also served as Chairman of the management committee of The Billis National School, Glaslough.
Prior to her training for Church of Ireland Ministry, Revd Capper was involved in teaching, managing an occupational health company and working as a librarian at Enniskillen Collegiate Grammar School.

Her last services in the Donagh Group will be this Sunday, 5th July when she had planned for the return to in-church worship.

Originally from Dollingstown, outside Lurgan, she grew up worshipping at The Church of Holy and Undivided Trinity, Magheralin Parish.

She now joins one of her sisters in full-time Church of Ireland ministry. Revd Lorraine has two sisters, Wilma, a P.A. in an architectural practice and Revd Joanne Megarrell, Rector of St. John’s Parish, Moira and a brother, Robin, an examiner with CCEA.

Among her hobbies are singing, cookery and reading.

Revd Lorraine says she has very much mixed emotions about her appointment.

She said; “With the help of God I will be able to rise to the challenge. When I think about this new chapter in my ministry I know God is opening this door for me.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time in Donagh Group,” she added.

The institution of Revd Lorraine Capper as incumbent of Galloon, Sallaghy and Drummully will take place online on Thursday, July 9th at 8pm.