Tomorrow is a big day in the Church of Ireland Diocese of Cork. It is the Patronal Festival of the Diocese of Cork and of St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork, and it will be ordination day for David Bowles who is the new curate of Douglas with Frankfield. David will be ordained priest by the Bishop, Dr Paul Colton, in a Service which begins in the Cathedral at 7.30 p.m. In the Church of Ireland, all the priests present join with the bishop in laying-on-hands at the Ordination of a Priest. Everyone is welcome to attend.
David is from Blackrock, County Dublin. He grew up in St Brigid’s Parish in Stillorgan and attended Newpark School in Blackrock. He attended DIT Cathal Brugha Street, studying Hotel Management and trained in the Kensington Hilton in London for a year. On his return to Dublin he studied ACCA and has worked in accounts ever since. He has spent the last 9 years working for PML Group. David has studied for his Masters in Theology part-time over seven years as circumstances did not enable him to take the full-time route. David is married to Michelle and has two children. He enjoys reading, playing badminton, golf, scuba diving and also amateur dramatics. He was a Cub Scout leader for 12 years. For the last two years David was serving as a Deacon part-time in Taney Parish in Dundrum in Dublin. He arrived in Douglas Union of Parishes at the end of August and has been a Deacon there until now.