Installation at Down CathedralSaturday 03 December 2016
Revd John Auchmuty was installed as a Canon of Down Cathedral at a service on Friday 2nd December. He was installed as Canon by the Dean of Down, the Very Rev Henry Hull. The preacher was Rt Rev Lord Eames.
John was ordained deacon in 1992 for the curacy of St. Mark’s Dundela where he served for over four years. His first incumbency was in the Diocese of Armagh before he moved back to Down and Dromore as rector of Killaney and Carryduff in 2001.
John became rector of Knock in September 2007. He is married to Caroline and they have 2 teenage boys, Charles and Henry.
John’s other responsibilities include serving as Area Dean for Lagan and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Church of Ireland Press Ltd.
Speaking of his new appointment John said:
“I feel greatly honoured and humbled to have been appointed a Canon of Down Cathedral. Throughout my ministry I have had many connections with the Cathedral beginning with my ordination as Priest which took place there in June 1993. I have long had a great interest in the Cathedral and its ministry both in the diocese and in the local community. I am looking forward immensely to working with the Dean along with my new colleagues on the Chapter and members of the Cathedral community in the months and years ahead. I count it a very great privilege to be given this opportunity and I ask for your prayers for Caroline, Charles, Henry and myself.”
More photographs from the service at Down Cathedral can be viewed here.