On Sunday 9th September, the South Leitrim Group of Parishes gathered in St George’s Church of Ireland, Carrick on Shannon to give thanks for ‘All Gods Gift’s’.
This included all of our Parish and Diocesan readers. It was a special time of thanks for Peter Clampett and Ruth Waller who retired from being Diocesan Readers. As a large group of churches we are indebted to their faithful years of service among us. Both Peter and Ruth regularly did 2 or 3 services most weeks, and Ruth played the organ as well. Peter was also celebrating 40 years in ministry across the country. Bishop Ferran Glenfield preached at the service and Rector, Rev Linda Frost conducted the service and thanked Peter and Ruth for their help and support during her time in the group. She pointed out the important part lay readers play in keeping all our churches open and services running each week.
Presentations were made by parishioners representing each of the churches: Mohill, Carrick on Shannon, Ballinamore, Drumreilly, Farnaught, Annaduff, Aughavas, Drumshanbo, Fenagh, Kiltubrid to Peter and Ruth at the end of the service, followed by refreshments in the Bush Hotel.