THE son of well-known Cookstown comedian Jimmy Cricket has been recently ordained a priest.
Fr Frankie Mulgrew, 35, was ordained at Salford Cathedral in Manchester at a mass attended by his father and other family members from Cookstown on 13th July.
After following his father into showbusiness as a comedian, Frankie then decided to enter training for the priesthood.
“It was great to see my relatives and cousins over from Tyrone who did us proud in such a lovely setting,” Fr Mulgrew said.
Fr Mulgrew has also complied a book to coincide with his ordination to raise money for charity. The book entitled ‘Does God LOL (Laugh Out Loud)’ includes contributions from the late Frank Carson and other famous names just as Ricky Tomlinson and Jo Brand.
All proceeds raised from the book will go towards Mary’s Meals, a Scottish charity which supplies a daily meal and education to over 700,000 children every day.