New Rector instituted to parishes of Galloon, Sallaghy and Drummully


Revd Lorraine Capper outside Galloon Parish Church Newtownbutler.

The institution has taken place by Zoom of the Revd Lorraine Capper, as the new Rector of Galloon (Newtownbutler), Sallaghy and Drummully in Clogher Diocese.

Revd Capper, wife of Revd Alan Capper, Rector of Lisnaskea parish, had been part-time stipendiary minister of Donagh and Tyholland with Errigal Truagh in Co. Monaghan, also in Clogher Diocese.

Revd Lorraine Capper and her husband Revd Alan Capper.

The institution by Zoom was conducted by Archdeacon Brian Harper, Archbishop’s Commissary and among those attending was the Provincial Registrar for the Province of Armagh, Canon Colin Moore and Chancellor Ian Berry, who presented Revd Capper for institution.

Also attending the institution was neighbouring minister, Captain David Hamilton from Aghadrumsee, Clogh and Drumsnatt as well as parish secretaries and other office-bearers from the parishes of Galloon, Sallaghy and Drummully and some parishioners from the Donagh Group and family members.

The Bible readings were by Charles Crawford from Sallaghy Parish and Revd Alan Capper.
Revd Lorraine said she was looking forward to getting to know the parishioners from the three churches and working with them.

Cherry Heaslip, from Galloon Parish, said they were delighted to welcome Revd Capper and looked forward to getting to know her.

Charles Crawford from Sallaghy Parish said they too welcomed Revd Capper and wished her God’s blessing for her time with them.

Eileen Hall, Drummully Parish, welcomed Revd Capper as their leader.

From the outgoing parishes, Eithne McCord of St. Salvator’s Church in Glaslough, said they were very grateful to Revd Lorraine for all she had done for them as she made great relationships with everyone from children to senior citizens. She also thanked her for her work with the community choir.

Revd Lorraine was ordained 10 years ago and since then has served as Curate at St. Columba’s Parish Church, Omagh, provided pastoral cover and led services in vacant parishes throughout Clogher Diocese as well taking on archival roles before being appointed part-time stipendiary minister in the Donagh Group of Parishes in Co. Monaghan over two years ago.

Prior to her training for Church of Ireland Ministry, Revd Capper was involved in teaching, managing an occupational health company and working as a librarian at Enniskillen Collegiate Grammar School.

The institution by Zoom conducted by Archdeacon Brian Harper (top left).