Ordination of Revd. Faith Sithole and Revd. Sam Peilow

Last Sunday afternoon, 23rd June, a large congregation gathered in St. Feithlimidh’s Cathedral Kilmore for a joyous celebration of the ordination of Revd. Faith Sithole as Deacon and Revd. Sam Peilow as Presbyter by Rt. Revd. Ferran Glenfield, the Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh.

Revd. Sam Peilow is currently serving as Curate to the Bishop in the Killeshandra Group of Parishes (Killeshandra, Killegar and Derrylane.). He grew up in Derry and spent a number of years working as a Software Engineer before beginning a two-year ministry internship in a city-centre church in Dublin, where he met his wife, Georgina. Georgina is from Donegal and they have two daughters.

Revd. Faith Sithole is originally from Zimbabwe and grew up in the Methodist Church where her family served in different areas within the church and the community. She is ordained for Local Ministry in the Virginia Group of Parishes (Billis, Killinkere, Lurgan (Virginia) and Munterconnaught). Speaking of her journey to ordained ministry, Revd. Faith said ‘The journey has been extremely busy, challenging, exciting and amazing at the same time, I have seen God’s providence and guidance throughout and I remain a pilgrim on a pilgrimage’.

The Ven. David Huss (Archdeacon of Derry and Raphoe) gave the address at the service of Ordination. Preaching from Romans 12 he urged the congregation to think of ourselves with sober judgement – to let the Gospel renew our thoughts and minds and change the way we think about ourselves. He reminded us to see ourselves as loved, to think of ourselves as saved by God and adopted as His children and remember that we are sent by God to serve.

After the ordination there was a wonderful tea in the Cathedral hall and a chance to enjoy the sunshine of a glorious summer’s evening. We pray for every blessing on Revd. Faith and Revd. Sam as they continue their ministry in our Diocese.

The Venerable David Hus, Revd. Faith Sithole, Bishop Ferran Glenfield, Revd. Sam Peilow, Dean Nigel Crossey.

Revd. Faith and her family

Revd Sam and his family