The following is a transcript of the order of service for the Institution of The Reverend Oliver Thompson at Glenavy:
THE CHURCH OF IRELAND – DIOCESE OF CONNOR
PARISH OF GLENAVY
THE REVEREND OLIVER THOMPSON
As Incumbent of the Parish
THE RIGHT REVEREND ARTHUR H. BUTLER, M.B.E, D.D.
Lord Bishop of Connor
Friday, 21st January, 1977
At 8.00 p.m.
Order of Service
Processional Hymn No. 461
Presentation of Incumbent-Elect
Administrations of the Declarations by
The Diocesan Registrar
Prayers and Responses (All Kneeling)
The Institution (All Standing)
(Congregation to remain standing)
The Bishop and the Archdeacon shall proceed with the Churchwardens and the newly- instituted Vicar to the Font, the prayer Desk, the Lectern, the Pulpit, and the Sanctuary Step. The Bishop shall then lead the Incumbent to the Prayer Desk.
Prayer (Here all shall kneel and silence shall be kept for a space)
The Apostles’ Creed
The Lord Bishop of Connor
Hymn 365 (during which a Collection will be taken on behalf of the Ordination Bursary Fund)
Prayers and Blessing
Recessional Hymn 477