This photograph and news report appear on page 5 of the ‘Church of Ireland Gazette’ today [10 July 2015]:
Canon Patrick Comerford, Lecturer in Anglicanism, Liturgy and Church History in the Church of Ireland Theological Institute, Dublin, recently preached at the Festal Eucharist in the Chapel of St John’s Hospital, Lichfield. Canon Comerford spoke of the chapel of Saint John’s Hospital – an almshouse dating back to the late 15th century – as his spiritual home, recalling his teenage years in Lichfield, where he has strong family roots, and where he began working as a freelance journalist with the Lichfield Mercury. He also recalled how his experiences in Lichfield had led initially to become a journalist and eventually to ordination. Canon Comerford is pictured (right) following the service, with Canon Andrew Gorham, Master of St John’s Hospital.