Added on 11/08/2014
Revd Sue Bell and Bishop Harold Miller
The parishioners of Ballywalter welcomed their new vicar, Revd Sue Bell, following her institution by the Bishop of Down and Dromore, the Rt Revd Bishop Harold Miller on 8 August 2014. Bishop Harold also gave the address at the service in Holy Trinity Church, Ballywalter.
The Revd Sue Bell was born in Tidworth, Wiltshire. Prior to her ordination as deacon in 2010 and priest in 2011, Sue spent 28 years as a Drama teacher in a secondary school, rising to become head of department. Alongside that, she was an active member of her local Anglican church, St Thomas’s, Lancaster.
Sue remained in the Diocese of Blackburn for her curacy, serving in Longridge, near Preston before sensing a growing call to minister in Northern Ireland.
‘It was something of a surprise to be called to Northern Ireland but it has become increasingly clear that this is where God wants us to be. I’m very much looking forward to meeting the people of Ballywalter and to partnering with them in the gospel. This Kingdom work is a joint venture!’
Sue has been married to Tony for 21 years and they have a 19 year old son, Alistair who will remain in England to pursue his studies.
Alongside cooking and hosting parties, the cinema and theatre going, Sue enjoys reading mystery books and has recently started photo–journaling country walks. Alistair has also been responsible for introducing her to some interesting popular music!
For further information, please contact
Down & Dromore Diocesan Communications Officer
Church of Ireland House
61–67 Donegall Street
Tel: (028) 9032 2268
Fax:(028) 9023 1902
Mob: 07595 231958