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Christ Church Curate is ordained Priest at Lisburn Cathedral

The Revd Diane Matchett pictured with her mother Olive, brother Ian (left) and the Rev Paul Dundas (right) at a Service of Ordination in Lisburn Cathedral on Sunday 18th June.

The Revd Diane Matchett pictured with her mother Olive, brother Ian (left) and the Rev Paul Dundas (right) at a Service of Ordination in Lisburn Cathedral on Sunday 18th June.

The Revd Diane Margaret Matchett, Curate in Christ Church Parish, Lisburn, was ordained Priest at a Service of Ordination in Lisburn Cathedral on Sunday 18th June.  Also ordained at this service was: The Revd Dr Robert Cotter - Mossley Parish; the Revd Andrew Ker - Parish of Larne and Inver with Glynn and Raloo; and the Revd Niall Sloane - Agherton Parish, Portstewart.  The Bishop of Connor, the Rt. Revd Alan E. T. Harper gave the address and conducted the Act of Ordination.  The readers were - The Revd Paul Dundas, Revd N. Cutcliffe, Revd Niall Sloane and Revd S. A. Fielding. 

Diane was brought up on a small apple farm in the townland of Annaghmore (near Portadown) with all kinds of animals such as goats, pigs and a variety of poultry.  Just a few minutes older that her twin brother David, she is the eighth of a family of nine children to parents Olive Matchett and the late William John Matchett who died in 1994.  Diane has five brothers and three sisters - Ian, Brian, Christine, Michael, Pauline, Susanne, Paul and younger twin brother David.  Her early education was gained at Tullyroan Primary School, a small country school with only 2 classrooms and 2 teachers and later at Clounagh Junior High.  She proceeded to Northumbria Bible College in England graduating with a B.Th (Theology) in 1998; and then to Trinity College Dublin, graduating with a B.A. Hons (Theology) in 2005.  Miss Matchett was ordained Deacon in St Patrick’s, Ballymena on Sunday 26th June 2005.  She began her ministry in Christ Church Parish, Lisburn the following Monday (27th June 2005) and now lives at the Curatage, Woodland Park, off the Hillsborough Road, Lisburn, 

The four newly ordained Priests pictured at a Service of Ordination in Lisburn Cathedral on Sunday 18th June.  L to R:  (front) The Revd Diane Matchett - Christ Church Parish, Lisburn and the Revd Dr Robert Cotter - Mossley Parish.  (back)  the Revd Niall Sloane - Agherton Parish, Portstewart and the Revd Andrew Ker - Parish of Larne and Inver with Glynn and Raloo.

The four newly ordained Priests pictured at a Service of Ordination in Lisburn Cathedral on Sunday 18th June.  L to R:  (front) The Revd Diane Matchett - Christ Church Parish, Lisburn and the Revd Dr Robert Cotter - Mossley Parish.  (back)  the Revd Niall Sloane - Agherton Parish, Portstewart and the Revd Andrew Ker - Parish of Larne and Inver with Glynn and Raloo.

The Revd Diane Matchett pictured with her friend and colleague, the Rev Canon Norman Porteous at a Service of Ordination in Lisburn Cathedral on Sunday 18th June.