Ordination to priesthood

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On Sunday 19 September Bishop Pat Storey will ordain 4 deacons to the order of priest.

Each of the newly ordained priests will continue to serve in their home parishes. Those to be ordained include:

  • Alan Robinson – to serve in Portarlington Union of parishes. Alan has been a Diocesan Reader for a number of years, a member of Diocesan Council as well as the Finance and Glebes Committee.
  • Alan Melbourne – to serve in Edenderry Union of parishes. Alan has been a Diocesan Reader for several years.  
Rev Alan Melbourne
  • James Reid – to serve in Clane Union of parishes. James has been a Diocesan Reader for a number of years.
  • Yvonne Hutchinson – to serve in Tullamore Union of parishes. Yvonne is a Diocesan Reader, as well as being a member of Diocesan Council.
Rev Yvonne Hutchinson

The four deacons were ordained last year by Bishop Pat Storey. They were prepared by Canon Alastair Graham.

Taking part in the service will be Dean Paul Bogle (Dean of StPatrick’s Cathedral) and Archdeacon Leslie Stevenson. The preacher will be Archdeacon Leslie Stevenson.

The service will be conducted in compliance with government Covid-19 regulations. Whilst no singing was possible music was provide by organist .

Each of the ordination candidates have our prayers and warmest good wishes as they begin this next phase in their ministries.