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Sunday 21 September 2014

New Presbyterian Minister appointed

Published 08/04/2014 | 05:34

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Rev. David Conke

The Reverend David Conkey has been appointed a minister for the Presbyterian congregations in Enniscorthy and Wexford.

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The Newtownards native was formally installed at a ceremony in the church at Mill Park Road in Enniscorthy.

The new appointment brings to an end four years without a minister for the flock, which was often obliged to devise its own worship.

'We were at a low ebb and beginning to get concerned,' admitted Enniscothy clerk of session Ian Gibson after welcoming Reverend Conkey. The man from the north, who is single and in his forties, has taken up residence in the manse beside the church.

The house was given a major makeover before his arrival as the building constructed in the 1960s required extensive modernising.

David Conkey received a late call to serve his God, having worked in the past as a civil servant and then as a teacher of English in China.

He worked as an assistant minister in the Belfast parish of Malone before agreeing to come to County Wexford.

Sunday services are normally held at 10.30 a.m (Wexford) and 12 noon (Enniscorthy) each week.

Gorey Guardian

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