South Belfast Rural Dean  
  Canon Walter Lewis retirement lunch  

Canon Walter Lewis, Rural Dean for South Belfast retired on Tuesday 31 January. Following the 10.30am service a number of presentations were made by the parish and a buffet lunch was served in the area created in the rear of the church in its recent refurbishment.

As Rural Dean Canon Lewis was responsible for parishes in South Belfast when they had no Incumbent, and as such has been responsible for chairing meetings of St John's Select Vestry since September.


  Revd Ron Elsdon The Revd Ron Elsdon, Rector of St Bartholomew's, has been appointed as Rural Dean to replace Canon Lewis and will be responsible for Chairing Select Vestry meetings and organising the Institution of our new Rector in May.