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CITI Appoints Canon Patrick Comerford As Lecturer In Anglicanism & Liturgy
Added on Friday 27th May 2011

patrikComerfordCITI is pleased to announce the appointment of Canon Patrick Comerford as Lecturer in Anglicanism and Liturgy for three years from September 2011.  For the past five years Canon Comerford has been working within CITI as Director of Spiritual Formation, during which time he has been an active participant in the revision of ministerial training as introduced by the Archbishops and Bishops since 2008. Canon Comerford has long experience in the fields of both journalism and mission, and he is a member of many central church bodies including the Standing Committee, the Commission for Christian Unity and Dialogue and the Inter–faith Working Group.

Speaking of Canon Comerford’s appointment Dr Maurice Elliott commented, ‘I am delighted that Patrick Comerford is to carry on as a colleague within CITI.  He is a valued member of our collaborative staff team and is much appreciated by all the students. As we make further progress towards implementing the overall vision of the Ministry Formation Project Plan, it will be invaluable to have this tangible expression of stability and continuity. Patrick and his wife Barbara are cherished members of the CITI family and I know that his appointment to this new and important position will be welcomed by everyone in our growing community of both residential and part–time learners.’

In his capacity of Chair of the Governing Council Archbishop Michael Jackson commented, ‘The appointment of Canon Comerford to what is a new position in the Church of Ireland Theological Institute is something which I greatly welcome. Canon Comerford brings commitment and enthusiasm to everything he does and he is great inspirer of people.  Patrick is attentive to detail and magnanimous in imagination.  Anglicanism and liturgy are areas where he excels and I look forward with eager anticipation to the impact which his teaching will have on the expanding life of the Institute within the Church of Ireland.