By Karen Bushby
Friday 14 September 2007
Two Books of Condolence have been
opened in St Colman's, Parish, Dunmurry, following the
sudden death in August of the rector, the Rev Tom Priestly.
The books have been available for
signing during Sunday services in St Colman's, and were in
Church of Ireland House, Belfast, for a week. They will be
in Ballymena from Sunday September 23 until Sunday September
30. After that the books will be in other local churches in
the Dunmurry area.
One of the books will be kept by Mr
Priestly's family and the other by the parish.
Connor Pastoral Support group has been
offering support to parishioners of St Colman's in the wake
of Mr Priestly's death on August 25.
The Bishop of Connor, the Rt Rev Alan
Abernethy, who will preach in St Colman's on Christmas Day,
said messages of support for the parish had come in from all
denominations and from around the world.