The United Diocese of Down And Dromore


Death of Canon William (Billy) Moore

Death of Canon William (Billy) Moore

Monday 16 April 2018

It is with sadness that we announce the death of Canon William (Billy) Moore. The funeral service will take place on Thursday, 19 April in St Ignatius, Carryduff at 11.00 am. 

Billy began his ministry in the Diocese of Connor with curacies in St Michael and All Saints, Belfast, and as incumbent of St Michael’s for 10 years. In 1980 he moved to Down and Dromore as rector of Ballynafeigh (St Jude) where he stayed until his retirement into the diocese in 2003.  

Paying tribute to Billy’s ministry in Down and Dromore Bishop Harold said:

“I was deeply saddened to hear today of the death of Canon Billy Moore, after a long illness. Billy served the first part of his ministry in the diocese of Connor, but his final ‘port’ was in St Jude’s, Ballynafeigh in the Diocese of Down. He was a strong evangelical and one of several evangelical clergy of his day who married later in life. He was totally devoted to Marlene and she to him, and my last words to him were, ‘You did well when you found Marlene!’ Our prayers and sympathy are with all who knew and loved him, especially Marlene and the family. His secure trust was in the fact that he had been covered with the righteousness of Christ. Blessed assurance indeed!”

Down & Dromore

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