Parish of Seapatrick


A Fond Farewell

Parishioners bid a fond farewell to our Parish Priest, Canon Liam Stevenson, who was appointed to Seapatrick Parish in September 2000. Over the seventeen years of his ministry he endeared himself to all through his service to the parish and to the wider community of Banbridge. Through his leadership the building programme of the parish has been realised but more importantly, we appreciate that he used his gifts to communicate God’s love, mercy, healing, hope and joy. We will remember his love and concern for families, for the sick, for the elderly and the bereaved. We acknowledge too, his readiness to involve others in ministry, his ability to listen and his openness to change. We were shocked when we heard the news that Canon Stevenson was moving to Lurgan but we understand that he sees this as God’s call. So as we say goodbye, we entrust him into God’s care. We pray for his happiness and contentment and are confident that he will be guided by the Spirit in his new ministry for: ‘God always gives his best to those who leave the choice with Him.’ Psalm 37:7

A Warm Welcome

We are delighted to give a warm Banbridge welcome to Father Andrew McMahon our new Parish Priest. Most recently Father McMahon has been Administrator in Lurgan but he is probably better known to us as a native of our neigbouring parish, Aghaderg. We are looking forward to getting to know him in his new role and assure him of our support. We are aware of his wide range of experience and expertise and hope that he will find joy and fulfilment in our parish.


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