Canon George Irwin, Rector of
Ballymacash and Warden of Readers for the
Diocese of Conor with Mrs. Myrtle McKay, Mr. Jim
Walker, Mrs. Janet Spence, Mrs. Edith Quirey,
Rector of St. Stephen and St. Luke, Belfast, Mr.
Richard Taylor. Miss Nicola Dickson, Rev. David
Boyland, Rector of Kilmakee. Miss Margarita
Johnston and Canon Gregory Dunstan, Rector of
St. Matthews, Belfast and Tutor of Readers
SIX candidates were commissioned as
parish readers at a special service in St. Mark's Church,
The Commissioning was carried out on
behalf of ,the Bishop of Connor by the Warden of Readers the
Rector of St. Mark's Rev. George Irwin.
The preacher was Canon Gregory Dunstan,
Rector of St. Matthews on Belfast's Woodvale Road.
The prayers of intercession were led by
Rector of Kilmakee Rev. David Boyland. The candidates were:
Mrs. Myrtle McKay (St. Matthews), Mrs. Janet Spence and Miss
Nicola Dickson (St. Stephen and St. Luke, Belfast), Miss
Margarita Johnston, St. Hilda's, Kilmakee and Mr. Jim Walker
and Mr. Richard Taylor from St. Marks.
Parish Readers provide valuable
assistance within their home parishes in sharing the conduct
of a wide variety of services and administering the Chalice
at Holy Communion.