Congratulations to the seven new Diocesan Readers commissioned by Bishop David in Down Cathedral on Wednesday 29 June. This brings our total number of Diocesan Readers to 70 plus 14 emeritus readers, some of whom remain very active.
The bishop was assisted by our Diocesan Warden of Readers, Revd Willie Nixon and Revd Raymond Kettyle, rector of St John’s, Lurgan, gave the address.
Pictured above with Bishop David, the new Readers are, left to right:
- Mark Trimble (Drumbeg)
- Niki Wadsworth (Drumbeg)
- Jacqui Devlin (Ballyholme)
- Stephen Moore (Moneyreagh)
- David Hanna (Annalong)
- Ainslie McMullen (Shankill)
- Richard Lyttle (Magheralin)
Our Diocesan Readers serve chiefly in their home parishes but are licensed to preach anywhere in Down and Dromore.