New Diocesan Communications Officer appointed


The Clogher Diocese has appointed a new Diocesan Communications Officer.

He is Brian Donaldson, who lives near Enniskillen, who took up the part-time role this week.
Brian has just stepped down as a full-time journalist with The Impartial Reporter, the regional weekly newspaper covering Fermanagh, South Tyrone and the Border counties, where he had been on the staff for over 40 years.

Brian is not new to the Diocese, being a member of Rossorry Parish Church where he is currently People's Churchwarden and he has covered church affairs including the Diocesan Synod for the newspaper over many years.

The Bishop of Clogher, the Right Revd John McDowell said about the appointment: 'In addition to a lifetime's experience of regional journalism, Brian also brings deep knowledge of farming life and a close involvement in his home parish of Rossorry to his new role. I cannot think of anyone better suited to help the Diocese in its communication task.'

Brian will be continuing to provide the farming content for The Impartial Reporter each week in addition to his diocesan role.

About his new role, Brian said: 'I'm delighted to have this opportunity to support the Clogher Diocese through various means of communications including the diocesan magazine each month as well as helping to promote the work of so many committed people in parishes throughout the diocese.'
He and his wife, Diane have three children, Adam, Connor and Emily, all in their 20's.