Rev Matthew Milliken is new Milltown rector

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A new Rector, Rev Matthew Milliken, has been installed in Milltown Parish Church.

Pictured at the event are – left to right - Shirley Swain (People’s Church Warden), Canon Colin Moore, Revd Matthew Milliken, Canon Shane Forster, Bishop Alan Abernethy (Bishop of Connor, preacher at the Service), Archdeacon Andrew Forster, Archbishop Richard Clarke, Dean Gregory Dunstan, Canon Bill Adair (Rural Dean), Kenny Quin (Rector’s Church Warden).

Originally from Comber, Mr Milliken was curate at Christchurch where Portadown man Rev Paul Dundas is the Rector. He succeeds Rev Gerald Macartney at Milltown, and is married to Mrs Lisa Milliken. Mr Macartney has moved to the parishes of Ballyward and Rathfriland.

Milltown was well filled for the installation, and the organist was Claire Murphy.