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Sanit Michael’s Church in Ballina was the venue for the Institution of the Revd. Stephen McWhirter for the Incumbency of Kilmoremoy Union of Parishes and the Licencing of Revd. Jennifer McWhirter for the Diocese of Tuam, Killala and Achonry on Friday 27th March 2015.

Revd. Stephen was presented to Bishop Patrick Rooke for institution by the Archdeacon of Killala and Achonry, Ven. Alan Synnott.

The preacher at the service was Revd. Stephen’s late rector, Revd. Jim Carson, Incumbent of St. Paul’s Parish, Lisburn.


Also present, representing the Roman Catholic Diocese of Killala, was Bishop John Flemming ( seen above ) and representing the Presbyterian Community in Ballina Revd. Molly Detherage ( pictured below with Revd. Adam Pullen, chaplain to Bishop Rooke )


Organist at the service was Mrs Daphne Higgings ( below ).


A large contingent of clergy and friends both from TKA, the local church community and from Stephen’s and Jennifer’s former parish of St. paul’s were present to wish them both well in this new chapter of ministry.


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