Student From Virginia Theological Seminary On Placement In Cork, Cloyne And Ross

Cork, Cloyne & Ross DCO

This month (January 2015) Mr Zachary Harmon, a student from Virginia Theological Seminary in the United States, will be on placement in the Diocese, dividing his time between Douglas Union with Frankfield, and Ross Union. This link across the Atlantic, came about through the Revd Dr Robert Heaney, a member of staff now teaching at the Seminary. Robert is a native of Co Down and began his ordained ministry in the Diocese of Meath, where he served as curate working alongside Archdeacon Adrian Wilkinson, who was rector of Dunboyne Union in the Diocese of Meath at the time.

Speaking about this link, the Archdeacon said: ‘Over the years I have kept in contact with Robert Heaney. When he approached me about taking a student for a few weeks placement, I was delighted to respond to his request. In Douglas we have a long tradition of theological students spending some time with us as part of their training. However this is the first time we have had a student from the United States. I am grateful to the Bishop for approving this placement and to Dean Peters, who will be providing some pastoral opportunities in West Cork. I hope that Zachary …read more

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