Andrew’s Consecration Service and his last letter to Parishioners

Andrew’s Consecration Service

On Sunday 8th December, many Drumglass parishioners were privileged to join with representatives from several Dioceses and the wider church, together with family and friends, in a wonderful service, as Andrew was consecrated as the Bishop of the United Dioceses of Derry and Raphoe. We wish Andrew, Heather, Hannah, Patrick and Megan, God’s richest blessings and assure them of our prayers, as they have left us to begin a new chapter in their lives.

 

 

 

Letter from Rector in November's Outlook

Dear Friends, 

It is hard to believe that this is the last Rector’s letter that I will write for our parish magazine. Later this month I will leave Drumglass Parish after twelve and a half years as your Rector. In this letter I simply want to say Thank you. When we arrived in May 2007 we came with a young family feeling both nerves and anticipation of what lay ahead. As a Parish you quickly took us to your hearts and we felt very much at home as soon as we arrived.    

Hannah, Patrick and Megan grew up into adulthood here and Dungannon will always be their home town. Heather and I cannot begin to tell you of the love and affection that we will always hold Drumglass in. You have been our friends and our family and we feel deeply grateful to God for the opportunity of serving amongst you.

Thank you for making us part of your family, thank you for being such supportive parishioners of your churches and thank you for being a community seeking to follow Jesus.

As our journey changes we travel in confidence that God goes before and with us and as a Parish we can always share that same confidence as we look to the future.

These few inadequate words can in no way express the gratitude that I feel for all of you. Please know that I will always carry you in my heart and prayers.

Your friend and Rector

 Andrew

 

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