Exiles Forum

Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland


New Senior Minister at Christ Church Parish

Rev John Pickering


The Rev John Pickering has been appointed the new senior minister at Christ Church Parish in succession to the Rev Canon Dr Ken Cochrane, who left at the end of September 2007.  He preached his first sermon as Senior Minister on Sunday evening 13th January and will work at Christ Church one Sunday in the month and one day in the week.  Mr Pickering was Ordained in 1965 and became Rector of Drumcree Parish Church in the Diocese of Armagh in 1983; he was also Rural Dean of Kilmore Rural Deanery.


The Rector, the Rev Paul Dundas, says of Mr Pickering's appointment, 'The Bishop of Connor has given permission for Rev John Pickering to exercise this ministry within the Parish and we hope that parishioners would welcome him as he comes to work with us'.