Thursday, 7 July 2016

Congratulations to new Deacon in the Diocese

New Deacon Liam McIlvenney with Bishop Richard Moth
On Friday 1st July Bishop Richard ordained Liam McIlvenny to the Diaconate at St Edward the Confessor Church in Keymer, West Sussex. Deacon Liam joins the ranks of more than 50 Deacons in the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton working in parishes, chaplaincies and other ministries.

Liam is married to Caroline and has grown up children and continues to work for East Sussex County Council. The Bishop at the end of the Mass informed the parish as well as family and friends who had come for the ordination that Deacon Liam had been assigned by Bishop  Richard to minister in the parish of Keymer and Hustpierpoint. This was met with loud applause, especially in recognition of the work he had already done in supporting the parish during the absence of their parish priest Fr Tony Collins due to illness.

Finally the Bishop joined everybody in wishing Deacon Liam a long and fruitful ministry.

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