Archbishop Of Armagh Addresses Quiet Morning For Connor Clergy


The Most Revd Dr Richard Clarke, Archbishop of Armagh, centre, was guest speaker at a Quiet Morning organised by the Bishop of Connor, the Rt Revd Alan Abernethy, left. Also pictured is the Revd John Rutter, rector of Glenavy Parish, which hosted the Quiet Morning.

The Bishop of Connor, the Rt Revd Alan Abernethy, hosted a Quiet Morning for clergy of the diocese in St Aidan’s Parish Church, Glenavy, on Thursday 5 March.

Almost 70 clergy attended the event, at which the guest speaker was the Archbishop of Armagh and All Ireland Primate, the Most Revd Dr Richard Clarke.

The Quiet Morning began with refreshments, followed by a service of Morning Prayer, led by the rector of Glenavy, the Revd John Rutter.

Archbishop Clarke delivered two talks about two poets – both Welsh, both Anglican clergy in country parishes, whose births were separated by three centuries. He spoke first about George Herbert, author of The Country Parson, a poet of the 17th century, while his second talk was on the 20th century poet R S Thomas.

Lunch was served in the parish hall of St John’s, Crumlin, as the hall at St Aidan’s is being renovated.

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