The Rt Rev Ken Good, Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, was the speaker at a Connor Clergy Quiet Morning in Christ Church, Lisburn, on Thursday March 7th.
Bishop Ken spoke on the theme of leadership, with reference to the story of Moses.
Almost 40 clergy from the diocese attended the Quiet Morning, which began with refreshments, followed by a short service led by the rector of Christ Church and Archdeacon of Dalriada, the Ven Paul Dundas.
A lesson was read by Mr Richard Cotter, Diocesan Finance and Administration Manager, and prayers were led by the Rev Derek Harrington, curate of Christ Church Parish. The Rev Dr Ian Mills, curate at Larne, Inver, Glynn and Raloo was at the organ.
Welcoming Bishop Ken, who will retire as Bishop of Derry and Raphoe at the end of May, Archdeacon Dundas said to clergy: “I pray that today will be a time you spend with Jesus and also those you share ministry with. I pray this is a time to go deeper into our worship with God, a time of peace, a time to listen, to grow and to flourish.”
As he began the first of two talks, Bishop Ken made reference to an earlier reading from Luke on the Transfiguration, adding that the Quiet Morning was ‘a gift from the Lord.’ “It may not be a mountain top experience, but the Lord may wish us to receive today as a gift from him,” the Bishop said.
At the end of the two sessions, Bishop Ken was thanked for his time and for his words by the Archdeacon of Belfast, the Ven George Davison, and clergy enjoyed fellowship over lunch.