Wex­ford’s Trevor Sar­gent ordained a dea­con in the Church of Ire­land

New Ross Standard - - NEWS - BY DAVID TUCKER

SOUTH Wex­ford res­i­dent and former Green Party leader Trevor Sar­gent has been ordained a dea­con in the Church of Ire­land Dio­cese of Cashel, Ferns & Os­sory.

The cer­e­mony, con­ducted by Bishop Michael Bur­rows, took place in Shil­le­lagh, County Wick­low, on Satur­day.

The former TD for Dublin North, 57, the now Reverand Sar­gent was ap­pointed Min­is­ter of State for Food in the Fianna Fáil/Green Party coali­tion.

He lost his North Dublin seat in 2011 and sub­se­quently moved to Wex­ford with his wife, Áine Neville, where they are or­ganic farm­ers.

He was al­ways an ac­tive mem­ber of his church dur­ing his ear­lier ca­reers as a teacher and politi­cian, and es­tab­lished a break­fast prayer group in Le­in­ster House dur­ing his time as a TD.

Since leav­ing pol­i­tics, he has stud­ied the­ol­ogy in Trin­ity Col­lege Dublin and is ex­pected to com­plete his MA in Di­vin­ity next year. He will serve as dea­con in Tul­low Group of Parishes.

Trevor Sergent (third from right) with his wife Áine, Bishop Michael Bur­rows (right) and fel­low mem­bers of the clergy at his or­di­na­tion in Shil­le­lagh.

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