The Reverend Trevor Sargent will be instituted to the incumbency of Bunclody Union of Parishes in the Church of Ireland Diocese of Cashel, Ferns & Ossory tonight, Friday, 5th February.
The special ceremony will take place via the web conferencing platform Zoom before 200 invited online guests.
The service will be led by The Right Reverend Michael Burrows, Bishop of Cashel, Ferns & Ossory and the preacher will be The Very Reverend Maria Jansson, Dean of Waterford Union of Parishes where Trevor has served as curate assistant for almost three years.
Mr Sargent was ordained priest in Christ Church Cathedral Waterford in August 2018 and prior to that assisted in the Tullow Group of Parishes where he was ordained deacon in Shillelagh parish church in 2017.
Welcoming his appointment Bishop Burrows said:
“Trevor’s unique journey from the life of a TD to that of a parish rector gives him a rare palette of experiences. Above all he is profoundly aware that service lies at the heart of all Ministry, whether in church or politics. The people of Bunclody will be much enriched by his passion for service, by his deep interest in people and by his firm conviction that essential to Christian mission is the obligation to safeguard creation and to sustain and renew the life of the earth.”
Note: The service will be recorded and uploaded to the diocesan website cashel.anglican.org as soon as possible for general viewing