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13 New Road

Glenarm

Ballymena

Co. Antrim

Northern Ireland

BT44 0AA

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CHRISTIAN

Rev Chancellor Sheldon Francis Dudley Janns

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The Rev Dudley Janns took up the position of rector of St Patrick’s Church of Ireland in the parish of Tickmacrevan, Glenarm, in the year 1872. He and his wife Rachel had four children born in Glenarm. His daughter Caroline died at the age of 12 years and there is a window portraying “Jesus as the Good Shepherd” in her memory in St Patrick’s church.

 

During his incumbency in Glenarm Rev Dudley Janns oversaw two phases of expansion to St Patrick’s church. In 1878 a new porch was added plus a dedicated baptistery with a beautiful stone font. Two stained glass windows were erected as well. Then in 1893 the chancel was enlarged and seven more stained glass windows were erected throughout the church.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dudley Janns died after a short illness at the age of 63 in February 1908 and is buried at the old Glebe churchyard next to his wife Rachel and daughters Caroline and Mary. The grave is situated in the middle of the ruins of a previous church that was once on the site of the original church set up by St Patrick himself in the 5th century.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rev Chancellor Dudley Janns was much loved and respected by his parishioners and the community of Glenarm. A watering trough was erected in his memory at the junction of Straidkilly Road and the Cloney and a stained glass window dedicated to him, depicting St Patrick, can be seen in the church.

 

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