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60th anniversary of the Ordination of the Very Rev Norman Barr

Pictured at a service celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Ordination of the Very Rev Norman Barr in Christ Church, Derriaghy last Sunday evening (12th November) are L to R: (seated) The Rt Rev Alan Harper (Bishop of Connor), Miss Heather Barr, Mrs Florence Barr, the Very Rev Norman Barr and the Rector, the Rev John Budd. (back row) Rev Tom Priestly (Rector of Dunmurry), Rt. Rev Samuel Poyntz (former Bishop of Connor), Mrs Goldie Bell, Canon Adam Johns (former curate at Derriaghy), Canon Albert Ogle (former curate at Derriaghy) and Stanley Graham.

A service celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Ordination of the Very Rev Norman Barr was held in Christ Church, Derriaghy last Sunday evening (12th November).

The service was organised jointly by the Parish of Derriaghy (where Dean Barr was Rector from January 1961 to October 1990) and the Parish of Dunmurry, where he and his wife worship in retirement. Dean Barr was made Deacon in St Patrick’s Church, Ballymena on Sunday 24th March 1946 and was Ordained Priest in St Mary’s Church, Belfast, on Sunday 22nd December of the same year.

The Rector of Derriaghy, the Rev John Budd, conducted the service and the preacher was the Bishop of Connor, the Rt Rev Alan Harper. The Rector of Dunmurry, the Rev Tom Priestly and former curates at Derriaghy, Canon Adam Johns and Canon Albert Ogle also took part in the service.

After the service, prior to supper being served in the Parochial Hall, Mr Budd thanked all who took part in the service, after which Jim Braiden (People’s Churchwarden at Derriaghy) presented a gift to Dean Barr and Marilyn Kennedy (People’s Churchwarden at St Andrew’s, Colin) presented a bouquet of flowers to Mrs Florence Barr. Dean and Mrs Barr then presented gifts, on behalf of the Parish of Derriaghy, to Mrs Goldie Bell and Mr Stanley Graham, in recognition of their many years service as members of the choir of Christ Church, Derriaghy. Dean Barr briefly recalled 60 years in the ministry, all of which was spent in the Diocese of Connor. He spoke of the various committees he was involved in during his active ministry, and how they all worked together so well and concluded by saying how he was delighted to have played a small part in the life of the Diocese over the years.

13/11/2006