Tyrone COI rector removed from his ministry

A Church of Ireland rector has been removed from ministry in Tyrone following an internal church inquiry into a compliant that he had entered into an inappropriate relationship with a young woman.

The Rev Ivan Williamson had been rector at the parochial group of Errigle Keerogue, Ballygawley and Killeshill in Co Tyrone.

The Church of Ireland primate Archbishop Alan Harper, in whose Armagh diocese the parochial group is situated, made the announcement at the weekend.