A large gathering of family, friends and parishioners gathered for the ordination of Rev Simon Scott in St Patrick’s Cathedral Trim, on 7 September. Some of his family had even travelled from Australia for the event. He was ordained by Bishop Pat Storey, the Church of Ireland Bishop of Meath and Kildare.
Following his ordination Simon will serve with Canon Lynda Peilow in Edenderry Union. Born in Dublin he comes from Kill o’ the Grange parish. The guest preacher at the Service was Rev Arthur Young, Rector of Kill o’ the Grange.
Rev Scott was joined at the Service by his wife Tamara, as well as other members of his family. Before answering what he describes as “a persistent sense of calling to pursue ordained ministry” he studied horticulture in University College Dublin and ran his own garden maintenance business.
Bishop Pat Storey said, “We are delighted to welcome Simon as a member of our diocesan clergy team. As we welcome both him and Tamara to their new home I am sure that he will enjoy his new ministry with Canon Peilow and the members of Edenderry Union”.
Following the service everyone was invited to supper in the adjacent church hall.