New Church leader in #WestCork @DrPaulColton @CorkCofI

5 February 2021
By Mary Bermingham
mary@TheCork.ie

Religious News

The appointment of the Reverend Ivan Ruiters to be the new Incumbent of Kinneigh Union of Parishes in West Cork (Church of Ireland) was announced in October.

Today, in a short Service broadcast online from Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork, the Reverend Ivan Ruiters was instituted as incumbent of the Parish of Kinneigh Union of Parishes, in County Cork.

The new rector was presented for Institution to the Bishop, Dr Paul Colton, by the Archdeacon, the Venerable Adrian Wilkinson. After the Institution, the Dean of Cork, the Very Reverend Nigel Dunne, read the intercessions. The organ was played by Peter Stobart.

In his sermon, referring to some of the readings for ember days, Bishop Colton said that they bring ‘us back to the heart of what ministry, modelled on the way of Jesus, is. And that’s appropriate as tonight we welcome and affirm Ivan in his new ministry here in Cork, Cloyne and Ross, and we send him to Kinneigh Union in the name of Jesus.’

The First letter of Saint Peter, the Bishop said, was a pastoral message of support, encouragement and hope – truly relevant to our own times – in which we are encouraged to be ‘level-headed and to stand firm.’

Thursday 4th was not only Mrs Raylene Ruiters’ birthday, it was also Ivan and her wedding anniversary: a day not to be forgotten. They were supported and welcomed by a large congregation who joined in the Service online.

Pictured are, The Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross The Right Reverend Paul Colton, Ivan Ruiters, Rector Kinneigh Union of Parishes and his wife Rayleen Ruiters, at the United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, The Institution of Ivan Ruiters, as Rector Kinneigh Union of Parisahes (Enniskeane and Ballineen Co. Cork), by The Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross The Right Reverend Paul Colton, in the Cathedral Church of Saint Fin Barre, Cork.
Picture: Jim Coughlan.
Pictured is Ivan Ruiters, Rector Kinneigh Union of Parishes, at the United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, The Institution of Ivan Ruiters, as Rector Kinneigh Union of Parishes (Enniskeane and Ballineen Co. Cork), by The Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross The Right Reverend Paul Colton, in the Cathedral Church of Saint Fin Barre, Cork.
Picture: Jim Coughlan.
Pictured are, Ivan Ruiters, Rector Kinneigh Union of Parishes, The Very Reverend Nigel Dunne, Dean of Cork, The Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross The Right Reverend Paul Colton and Archdeacon of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, Adrian Wilkinson, at the United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, The Institution of Ivan Ruiters, as Rector Kinneigh Union of Parishes (Enniskeane and Ballineen Co. Cork), by The Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross The Right Reverend Paul Colton, in the Cathedral Church of Saint Fin Barre, Cork.
Picture: Jim Coughlan.

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