The Revd Adrienne Galligan Welcomed As New Rector Of Rathfarnham

Rathfarnham Institution

The new Rector of Rathfarnham, the Revd Adrienne Galligan with Archbishop Michael Jackson and church wardens Philip Daly and Barbara Wynne. (Photo: Lynn Glanville)

The Revd Adrienne Galligan was instituted as the new Rector of Rathfarnham Parish by Archbishop Michael Jackson on Friday 16 January. While the preacher acknowledged that different people came to the service with different emotions, she said Adrienne was answering God’s call in accepting her appointment to her new parish.

Adrienne had been Rector of St Mary’s Crumlin and St Laurence’s Chapelizod since September 2008 and prior to that she served in Seapatrick Parish, Banbridge as Curate Assistant for five years with the Ven John Scott. She is also Taney Rural Dean. Previously she taught in East Glendalough School in Wicklow. She is married the Canon Paul Houston, Rector of Castleknock and Mulhuddart with Clonsilla.

In her sermon, the Revd Gillian Wharton, spoke about God’s call. She said that earlier in the evening she had visited a patient in Blackrock Clinic where she is chaplain and spoke of the conversation she had with the man during which she was able to enlighten him to the fact that clergy did not just work on Sundays. She also told …read more

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