On Saturday July 18th, a celebration of the Holy Communion took place, marking before God, the 30th anniversary of the admittance to the Office of Reader in the Church of Ireland of Adrian Hewson.
Adrian was licenced as Reader in the dioceses of Limerick and Killaloe and has served parishes as Diocesan Reader and largely in Roscrea Group of Parishes: Christ Church Corbally, St.Burchin’s Bourney, St.Cronan’s Roscrea and St.Molua’s Kyle. Adrian’s contribution to the Roscrea Group of Parishes is legendary. Friends and colleagues from far and wide joined, a multitude of parishioners and well wishers, in giving thanks for Adrian’s extensive ministry in many aspects of church and town life.
This continues. It was a great joy to welcome back Revd. Lesley Robinson to preach, shading in even more areas of this holy and fun loving man. Ecumenical guests included Fr.Tom Corbett, Revd. Shannon DeLaureal and Dom Laurence representing Abbot Richard of Mt. St.Joseph’s Abbey. Archdeacon Wayne Carney rounded off many tributes with words of appreciation of Adrian’s service to the work of God. There then followed a wonderful dinner ‘feast’, in the ‘Templemore Arms’ and despite the late hour, was exceptionally well prepared and served and most gratefully received. This made ready for the dance which went on till the small hours. Just a few hours later Adrian was where he likes to be best, serving the good people in Roscrea Group of Parishes. Very many thanks are due to Des Young and his team for the overall planning of this event.