The Venerable Paul Dundas, Rector of Christ Church Parish, Lisburn was installed as Archdeacon of Dalriada at a service in Lisburn Cathedral on 4th March 2018.
The preacher at the service was the Reverend Dr Pat Mollan of the Church's Ministry of Healing, The Mount, 162 Upper Knockbreda Road, Belfast. The Venerable Paul Dundas was installed in the Chapter of St Saviour, Connor by the Dean of Connor, the Very Reverend Sam Wright.
He was ordained in 1991 for the curacy of St Mark’s, Portadown and was instituted as rector of Ardtrea and Desertcreat in March 1995. He moved to St Aidan’s, Belfast in June 2000 and became rector of Christ Church, Lisburn in January 2005.
Paul has held various roles within the wider church including Chairperson of Armagh Diocesan Youth Council, Chair of the Northern Regional Youth Council, Chair of Connor Diocesan Training Council and a member of the General Synod of the Church of Ireland and Connor Diocesan Council. Paul presently serves on the Council of Reference for the Church Pastoral Aid Society and for a time also led their work in Ireland on a voluntary basis.
In 2016 he chaired the group of church leaders in Lisburn that organised 40 days of ‘ReLENTless’ prayer for Lisburn city.
Paul has a deep interest in global Mission and was on teams with Crosslinks and Youth for Christ while in his teens and 20s. In 2000 he was part of a team from Armagh Diocese to visit Arua, northern Uganda, working in the Bishop Alison College with theological students from southern Sudan.
Since he has been rector of Christ Church, the parish has embarked on a mission partnership with Fields of Life, building a school at St Apollo, Kisizi in Luwero Diocese, Uganda. In 2010 Paul spent nine weeks of a sabbatical in Asia with the Anglican Church in Singapore as well as travelling to Indonesia to visit churches.