The Rev Canon William Bell is pictured after receiving a gift to
mark the 40th Anniversary of his Ordination from Geoffrey
Simpson, Rector's Churchwarden (right) and Jack Price, People's
Churchwarden (left) following Morning Prayer at Eglantine Parish
Church on Sunday 24th June.
The Rev Canon William Bell, Rector of Eglantine Parish, received
a surprise presentation of a watch to mark his 65th birthday and
the 40th Anniversary of his Ordination after Morning Prayer on
Sunday 24th June. Mr Geoffrey Simpson, who made the
presentation, paid tribute to the Rector's commitment and
dedication in the parish and wider community during the 18
years. Canon Bell was ordained for the curacy of St Mark's,
Newtownards and has served in the parishes of Larne,
Ballymena, and Ardoyne and was instituted in the Parish Church of
All Saints' Eglantine in March 1989.