Warm applause greeted the retired Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, Rt Rev Dr James Mehaffey, as he arrived with his wife Thelma for the annual retired clergy lunch, hosted by Bishop Ken and Mrs Mary Good, at the See House.
Wednesday 1st May 2019 marks the 65th anniversary of Bishop Mehaffey's ordination and the occasion will be celebrated at a Service of Thanksgiving in St Columb's Cathedral.
The Goods had a celebration cake baked specially for Tuesday's retirees' lunch so that those present could share their appreciation of Bishop Mehaffey's leadership and ministry.
For Bishop Ken and Mary, while it was a most enjoyable event, it was an occasion tinged with some sadness since it was the last such lunch the couple will host. Bishop Good will himself join the ranks of retired clergy at the end of May.
CAPTION: Photo (front row, l-r) shows Dean Cecil Orr, Bishop James Mehaffey and Mrs Thelma Mehaffey, Mrs Mary Good; (back row, l-r) Bishop Ken Good, Archdeacon Scott Harte and Dean John Hay.