On Friday, 25th September, St Fin Barre’s Day, the Patronal Feast of the Cathedral, the Diocese and City of Cork) the Reverend David Bowles was ordained Priest in ST Fin Barre’s Cathedral.
David has been serving as a Deacon in Dublin Diocese for the past two years, and for the past month as a Deacon in Douglas Union with Frankfield where he is now curate. The Bishop of Cork, Dr Paul Colton presided at the liturgy, and priests from around the Diocese and wider Church of Ireland joined him in the laying-on-of hands. Bishop Michael Mayes who, earlier in the day had led a retreat for the clergy in the chapel at the Bishop’s Palace, preached at the Service. Many people attended from parishes David had connections with including Stillorgan, Taney, and Rathmichael in Dublin, as well as a large crowd from Douglas Union with Frankfield. The people of Douglas, Blackrock, Passage West and Frankfield laid on a splendid supper which was served afterwards in the ambulatory of the Cathedral.