Friday, 25 May 2012


Today has been spent attending my uncle's funeral. A service of thanksgiving was given at St John's parish church, Malone; followed by a reception at Shaw's Bridge club-house.

The Right Rev Edward Darling officiated at the church service and my cousin gave a splendid eulogy.

My late uncle was a man with a very wide circle of friends, many of whom went to RBAI - INST.

St John's is one of those churches which seems to be a stepping-stone for many clergy towards higher offices, viz. the Archbishop of Armagh, the Bishop of Limerick, the Dean of Belfast to name but a few.

I motored over in the two-seater, hence remained teetotal for the duration.


Anonymous said...

Is edward darling not Bishop of Limerick???

Timothy Belmont said...

Indeed he was Bishop of Limerick; now semi-retired and has a role at Belfast Cathedral.