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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland



Ordination of Edward Gorringe for the Curacy of Aghalee

Rev Edward Gorringe CurateEdward Gorringe was ordained for the Curacy of Aghalee (Non-Stipendiary Ministry) at an Ordination service in Shankill Parish Church, Lurgan on Sunday 24th June. He was one of eight new deacons ordained into the Diocese in what was the largest number of deacons ordained by the Right Revd Harold Miller in his ten years as Bishop of Down & Dromore.

After attending Queen?s University, Belfast man Edward went to London and trained as an accountant. He married Jennifer in St Polycarp?s, Finaghy and after living in London for two years they returned to Northern Ireland and moved to Moira, where they were members of Moira Parish Church. In 1994 they moved to Hillsborough and are members of Hillsborough Parish Church. Over a number of years, Edward felt that God was calling him to the ministry, and finally he put himself forward for selection and was accepted into training by the Church of Ireland. With much support and encouragement from his family, he trained for the ministry at the Church of Ireland Theological College and has been Student Reader at St Columba?s, Knock since September 2004.

Edward and Jennifer have two children Timothy (age 13) and Eleanor (age 11) and in a few weeks time they will be moving to Dromore. They are looking forward to joining Holy Trinity, Aghalee on Sunday 8th July when Edward will begin an exciting new phase in his ministry.