Ordination of Alastair Donaldson and Raymond Kettyle

(L-R): Revd. Alastair Donaldson, Canon Ronnie Bourke, Bishop Ferran Glenfield, Revd. Raymond Kettyle.

Last Sunday 6th September, Revd. Alastair Donaldson and Revd. Raymond Kettyle were ordained for ministry in the Church of Ireland by Rt. Revd. Ferran Glenfield, the Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh in St John’s Cathedral, Sligo. Alastair as Presbyter/Priest and Raymond as Deacon.

Revd. Alastair Donaldson, who is from Crossmaglen in Co. Amargh and has recently served as Deacon Intern to Fivemiletown Parish, Diocese of Clogher, was ordained for the curacy of the Roscommon Group of Parishes, Elphin. Revd. Raymond Kettyle, from Virginia in Co. Cavan will be serving as a Deacon Intern in the Boyle and Riverstown Group of Parishes, Elphin with Canon Ronnie Bourke.

Revd. Eddie Coulter, Superintendent of Irish Church Missions, gave the Address. In his sermon he encouraged the congregation, saying that God uses ordinary people, a praying people to build his church. He reminded us that we can have confidence in a God who is attentive to prayer, who loves us and the people for whom we pray and who is a forgiving God.