Bishop Ken Good chaired his last meeting of the Diocesan Council on Wednesday morning ahead of his retirement as Bishop of Derry and Raphoe in just over a week’s time.
Members gathered as usual at the Diocesan Centre in Londonderry to conduct Council business. Afterwards they walked to a nearby hotel for lunch, at which they were joined by Mrs Mary Good and a number of the Diocesan staff.
The group was addressed by two members of the Council – William Oliver on behalf of the Honorary Secretaries and Archdeacon David Huss on behalf of the clergy. Both thanked the Bishop for his leadership of the Diocese over the last 17 years and paid tribute to his skilful chairmanship of Diocesan Council meetings.
Bishop Good replied by thanking the Honorary Secretaries, Council members, clergy, Diocesan staff and – most of all – his wife Mary for their support during his episcopal ministry.