• 27 August 2019

Canon Noel Battye – a tribute from Bishop Harold

I was so sorry to hear of the recent death of Canon Noel Battye. 

Although a Waterford man, the vast majority of Noel’s ministry was exercised in Northern Ireland. The parish in which he served longest was St Finnian’s Cregagh, where he had a very effective ministry, characterised by thoughtful, warm–hearted preaching and devoted pastoral care. 

Noel’s knowledge of hymnody and a wide range of Christian music served him well as presenter of ‘Sounds Sacred’ in Radio Ulster for decades. He always had a superb turn of phrase and a twinkle in his eye, which could be picked up on the airwaves! 

Noel died confident in the truth and reality of the resurrection, and we can confidently but quietly entrust him to the Lord Jesus whom he loved and served.

Bishop Harold 

Funeral arrangements strictly private.