On Sunday evening, 5th September, Revd. John Addy, Revd. Adam Norris and Revd. Xanthe Pratt were ordained for local ministry in the Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh. The service, which took place in the Cathedral Church of St Mary the Virgin and St John the Baptist, was led by Rt. Revd. Ferran Glenfield, the Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh, assisted by Dean Arfon Williams. Revd. John and Revd. Adam will be serving as local ministers in the Sligo Cathedral Group. Revd. Xanthe will serve in Ballinlough, Co. Roscommon.
The address at the service was given by Canon Andrew Ison of the Balisodare Group of Parishes in Co. Sligo. With the retirements of Bishop Kearon and Bishop Rooke, the Ballisodare Group of Parishes will transfer from Achonry to the Elphin Diocese on the 1st November. We look forward to welcoming Canon Andrew and his family and the parishioners of the Ballisodare Group into our Diocesan family.