Sunday, April 17, 2011

Aghavea Appointment

This afternoon I'm pleased to announce that I've been appointed as the new Rector of Aghavea Parish in the Diocese of Clogher.

St Lasair's Church, Aghavea Parish , County Fermanagh (1813)

Agha-where? The parish is centred on the village of Brookeborough, in County Fermanagh, and we'll be moving westwards in August from my Curacy in St Elizabeth's, Dundonald. No date has been set for the Institution service, but I'll update the blog when it's all arranged.

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We're very excited about the move, and getting to know our new parish, with the big step from Curate to Rector, from big parish to smaller parish, and from city to rural setting. Our desire is to see the Lord Jesus glorified in the church and in the world, as we proclaim the good news and become more like Jesus.

We would appreciate your prayers over these coming months as we say farewell to our friends and church family in Dundonald and move to Fermanagh.


  1. congratulations... and God's blessing on you, your family, your new parish and your ministry together.

  2. Absolutely delighted. God bless you as you move.

  3. I'm thrilled for you Gary. Your very own parish in a beautiful setting , in a beautiful part of the country. Here hoping the transition goes well for you and your family.


  4. Congratulations. Every blessing for the move and transition.

  5. Congrats Gary and Mrs McF/Dr McM! West is best! Or so I've heard.

  6. Congratulations Gary, and what a lovely part of the world you will be moving to.