The Church of Ireland Gazette in today’s edition [3 June 2011] carries the following report and photograph on the back page [p. 16]:
Theological Institute appoints new lecturer
in Anglicanism and Liturgy
The Church of Ireland Theological Institute (CITI) has announced the appointment of Canon Patrick Comerford as Lecturer in Anglicanism and Liturgy for three years from next September.
For the past five years, Canon Comerford has been working within CITI as Director of Spiritual Formation, during which time he has been an active participant in the revision of ministerial training as introduced by the Archbishops and Bishops in 2008.
Speaking of Canon Comerford’s appointment, Dr Maurice Elliott, CITI Principal, said: “I am delighted that Patrick Comerford is to carry on as a colleague within CITI. He is a valued member of our collaborative staff team and is much appreciated by all the students.”
In his capacity as Chair of the Governing Council, Archbishop Michael Jackson commented: “The appointment of Canon Comerford to what is a new position in the Church of Ireland Theological Institute is something which I greatly welcome.
“Canon Comerford brings commitment and enthusiasm to everything he does; he is great inspirer of people; and he is attentive to detail and magnanimous in imagination.”
Canon Comerford has long experience in the fields of both journalism and mission; he is a member of many central church bodies, including the Standing Committee, the Commission for Christian Unity and Dialogue and the Inter-faith Working Group.
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