Former rector of Moira Parish passes away

A FORMER Rector of Moira Parish, Canon Bob Rudd, has passed away.

Born in 1934, Canon Rudd was ordained deacon in 1957.

He served curacies in both Lurgan and Lisburn Cathedral before serving for four years as Curate Assistant in Willowfield in the Diocese of Down.

His first incumbency was in Drumgooland with Kilcoo from 1966–75 and then he moved to Moira where he was rector for twenty years.

Mr Rudd became a Canon of Belfast Cathedral in 1990 and retired to live in Banbridge in 2002 after his third incumbency in Magherally and Annaclone.

The funeral was on Sunday, April 22, in Magherally Parish Church.