New Rector to be instituted in Colaghty

The Revd Alan Irwin will be instituted as Rector of Lack Parish, Colaghty in the Diocese of Clogher by the Bishop of Clogher, the Rt Revd John McDowell, at a service of institution on Friday 16th March 2012 at 7.30pm. The preacher at the service will be Revd Chancellor Stuart Lloyd, Rector of Ballymena.

Mr Irwin, a native of County Tyrone, is originally from Sixmilecross and currently serves as curate in the Grouped Parishes of Kilconriola and Ballyclug, Ballymena, in the Diocese of Connor, where he has spent almost three years. Prior to his curacy at Ballymena, he spent three years studying at the Church of Ireland Theological College, Dublin. He was ordained deacon in June 2009. His present position in Ballymena is his first curacy and he is now looking forward to coming to County Fermanagh to take up his first incumbency. He says I am looking forward to sharing in the ministry with the parishioners of Colaghty as we begin to write a new chapter in the history of the parish.