• 31 March 2024

Revd Myrtle Morrison appointed canon of Dromore Cathedral

The Revd Myrtle Morrison, rector of St John’s Newcastle, has accepted Bishop’s David’s invitation to become join the chapter of Dromore Cathedral.

Bishop David said that in appointing Myrtle he wanted to mark her long years of service in the diocese, her creativity and diligence as a pastor and her ability to lead the church into growth.

Myrtle said, “I am delighted and honoured to be appointed Canon in Dromore Cathedral. I am humbled that Bishop David has asked me to fulfil this role and I am looking forward to contributing to the chapter and taking part in the diocesan life of the cathedral under the leadership of Dean Wilson.”

Myrtle became incumbent of Newcastle in October 2021 following almost 21 years of ministry in St Saviour’s, Craigavon. During that time, she also served as Chaplain to both Craigavon Area Hospital and Lurgan Hospital.

Born and raised in West Cork, Myrtle joined Church Army in the mid–eighties and worked for five years as a Parish Evangelist in St Matthew’s, Belfast.

In June 1993 she moved to Lambeg Parish where her role was to establish a church presence in a working–class area of the parish previously unreached by the church. 

On leaving Lambeg, she spent an enriching six months working alongside the Anglican Church in Canada as a Church Army volunteer. 

In December 2000 Myrtle returned to Northern Ireland to take up the post of Evangelist in Charge at St. Saviour’s. She was ordained in the Church of Ireland in 2017 and became Priest in Charge in 2018.