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Death of Archdeacon Philip Patterson

Diocesan News

Added on 07/05/2013

Our beloved friend, Philip Patterson, died late on Sunday night in Knockbreda Rectory. Eleanor and all the family were gathered in their home, and Philip had the joy, in his last days, of holding his new grandson Toby in his arms.

It is entirely impossible in the midst of our shock and grief, to make any immediate tribute to the full and profoundly Christian life of Philip Patterson, but what must simply be stated at this point is that I and the whole diocese will miss him more than any words could convey. Please hold the family, the parish and the diocese in your prayers. Christ is risen, and all in Christ are secure in his eternity!

Down & Dromore

(The funeral will take place at 11.00 am on Thursday 9 May in Knockbreda Parish Church)

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For further information, please contact

Annette McGrath
Down & Dromore Diocesan Communications Officer
Church of Ireland House
61–67 Donegall Street

Tel: (028) 9032 2268
Fax:(028) 9023 1902
Mob: 07595 231958
Email: DCO
Web: www.down.anglican.org


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