Rev Paul Dundas 'humbled' to be the new Archdeacon
The Rev Paul Dundas, rector of Christ Church Parish, Lisburn, has been appointed Archdeacon of Dalriada by the Bishop of Connor, the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy.
Paul succeeds the Very Rev Stephen Forde, who was installed as Dean of Belfast in St Anne's Cathedral on Sunday.
Paul said he was "honoured and humbled" to be made Archdeacon of this, the most northerly of Connor Diocese's three archdeaconries, covering the rural deaneries of Ballymena, Carrickfergus and Coleraine.
"It is a privilege for me, my family and my parish to have this honour bestowed upon me," Paul said. "I am looking forward to finding out more about this part of the diocese."
Paul is the eldest son of the late Rev Thompson Dundas and late Roberta Dundas. He is married to Nola, presently Professor and Head of Queen's Management School, and they have three children - Curtis, who is studying medicine at Queen's, and Joel and Anna, who both attend Wallace High School in Lisburn.
A fervent supporter of Manchester United, he enjoys watching his sons play rugby and reading a good John Grisham novel.
The service of installation of the new Archdeacon in the Chapter of St Saviour's, Connor, will take place in Lisburn Cathedral on Sunday, March 4 at 3.30pm.
He was ordained in 1991 and became rector of Christ Church, Lisburn, in 2005.