Curate Assistant appointed in Enniskillen


Revd Christopher West.

A new Curate Assistant has been appointed to St. Macartin’s Cathedral, Enniskillen.

Following much prayer and reflection, and with the gracious support of the Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson, Archbishop of Dublin, and the Rt Revd Dr Ian Ellis, Bishop of Clogher, the Parish of Enniskillen has announced that the Revd Christopher West, currently serving as Curate Assistant in Taney Parish, in the Diocese of Dublin, has accepted the position of Curate Assistant in St Macartin’s Cathedral, the Parish of Enniskillen, in the Diocese of Clogher.

Revd West’s “farewell” Sunday in Taney Parish will be on 31st October 2021 and he will undertake this new position in Enniskillen Cathedral from Advent Sunday 2021.

The Parish of Enniskillen has asked for prayers for Revd West as he prepares for this exciting new stage in his ministry and for the people of Taney Parish, as well as for the Very Revd Kenneth Hall, Dean of Clogher and the people of Enniskillen, with whom Revd Christopher looks forward to serving.

Revd West grew up in and was baptised and confirmed in the rural parish of St. John’s Church, Mullabrack Parish, Markethill in the Diocese of Armagh.

He left studies for a medical degree in Dundee to pursue his training for ordination with the Church of Ireland Theological Institute.

In June 2019, he completed an intern year in St Andrew’s Church in the Parish of Killyman in the Diocese of Armagh, having been made deacon on 1st September 2019. He was then appointed Curate Assistant in Taney Parish in the Diocese of Dublin and ordained to the priesthood on the Feast of St Michael and All Angels on 29 September, 2020.

Having enjoyed serving and worshipping alongside the clergy and people of Taney Parish over the past year, the Revd West says he is delighted to have accepted the position of Curate Assistant in St Macartin’s Cathedral, Enniskillen, in the Diocese of Clogher.

“I am greatly looking forward to serving and worshipping alongside the Dean of Clogher, the Very Rev’d Kenneth Hall, and the people of Enniskillen,” he said.