New Rector of Maguiresbridge and Derrybrusk parishes returns to her native Clogher Diocese


Revd Lindsey Farrell.

A new Rector has been appointed to the parishes of Maguiresbridge and Derrybrusk in Clogher Diocese following a meeting of the Board of Nomination.

The new Rector is Revd Lindsey Farrell, who grew up in the Diocese and also spent part of her training here.

The Bishop of Clogher, the Right Revd Dr. Ian Ellis has welcomed Revd Farrell back to Clogher Diocese, having worked with her when he was Rector of Rossorry and she served there as Deacon Intern.

He said; “I am delighted to welcome Revd Lindsey Farrell back to her home diocese and look forward to her joining the clergy team here in Clogher. Lindsey, her husband Keith and their family are very familiar with this area, and she brings much experience of rural ministry from her present position as Bishop’s Curate in the Inver group parishes in Raphoe Diocese.

“Her warm nature, administrative skills and pastoral ministry will be much welcomed by the parishioners of Maguiresbridge and Derrybrusk,” Bishop Ellis added.

Revd Farrell is currently serving as Bishop’s Curate in the Inver Group of Parishes in South Donegal, part of the Diocese of Derry and Raphoe.

She said: “I have been here for over three years and have very much enjoyed my time here. The parishioners and the wider community have welcomed us with open arms and have always been very encouraging. I have enjoyed working alongside the clergy of Derry and Raphoe and under Bishop Forster, who has been very supportive.

“However, I feel that God is calling me to new things, and I am therefore very much looking forward to beginning the next phase of ministry with the grouped parishes of Maguiresbridge and Derrybrusk. This will be a return to the Diocese of Clogher as I was ordained in St. Marcartan’s Cathedral Clogher, and served as Deacon Intern under Canon Ian Ellis, now Bishop of Clogher, when he was Rector of Rossorry.

“We are very much looking forward to getting to know the parishioners of Maguiresbridge and Derrybrusk, forming new friendships and making this area our new home,” she said.

Revd Farrell is married to Keith and they have three children; Grace (16), Emily (14) and Harry (12).

The Service of Institution will be announced at a later date.