We congratulate Revd Alison Irvine , who was ordained to the Priesthood next Sunday (9th September) in St. Mary's Church, Maynooth at 4pm.
Friends and family from Fermanagh, Tullamore and other places joined the packed congregation to wish her well. Her father and brother were amongst those who robed for the service - both serve as lay-readers in Clogher diocese.
The preacher was Revd Katharine Poulton (rector of Julianstown). She reminded those gathered of the journey Alison has made to ordination - from her student days at Manchester University, through a career with the Trade Union Movement. She recently served her year as deacon-intern with Revd Isaac Delamere (Tullamore).
Refreshments were served after the service in The Oak Centre, Dunboyne.
Alison now begins her ministry as Curate Assistant in Dunboyne & Rathmolyon Unions, where the rector is Revd Eugene Griffin.