Tom Gordon (priest)

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Thomas William Gordon (born 1957) is the current dean of Leighlin. [1]

He was born in Portadown, educated at the University of Ulster and ordained deacon in 1989 and priest in 1980. [2] He began his ecclesiastical career as a minor canon at St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast. He was the priest vicar at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin from 1996 to 2010, when he moved to Old Leighlin. [3]

In 2011, Gordon became the first cleric of the Church of Ireland to enter into a same-sex civil partnership, and this was welcomed by his community. [4]

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  1. "Minister Rev Tom Gordon civil partnership 'welcomed'". Northern Ireland: BBC News. 5 September 2011. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  2. Crockford’s On-line accessed by subscription Thursday 31 October 2013 08:22 GMT
  3. Leighlin Parish
  4. "Minister Rev Tom Gordon civil partnership 'welcomed'". BBC News. 5 September 2011. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
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