Rev Stanley Gamble
Rev Stanley Gamble pictured with his parents
Stanley (snr) and Oriel Gamble.
Rev Stanley Gamble (left in second row) pictured
with Bishop Harold Miller (right) and new deacons
Ordained at Shankill Parish Church, Lurgan on Sunday
Former Wallace High School student Stanley Gamble was ordained
for the Curacy of Knockbreda at 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.
Son of Stanley (snr) and Oriel Gamble, Ballymacash Road,
Lisburn, Stanley grew up as a member of St Paul?s Parish Church
coming under the influence of the Rev Canon Dr Ken Cochrane and
the Rev Jim Carson. After attending Wallace High School
(1993-2000), he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree at Queen?s
University, Belfast in 2003. From (2003 to 2005) he spent a
two-year apprenticeship under Lisburn born Rev Eddie Coulter at
the Irish Church Missions in Dublin and during this time he
obtained a Master of Theology from Queen?s. He completed his
training for the ministry at the Church of Ireland Theological
College, Trinity College, Dublin (2005-2007) and is currently
pursuing a PhD as a part-time Research Student at Queen?s
Stanley, who will assist Venerable Philip Patterson, preached
his first sermon at Knockbreda Parish Church on Sunday 1st July.
He will marry former Wallace High School student Sarah Donaldson
(from Banbridge) later this summer.