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20.03.2022

Appointment of new Rector of Castleknock and Mulhuddart with Clonsilla announced

Appointment of new Rector of Castleknock and Mulhuddart with Clonsilla announced
The Revd Colin McConaghie and his dog.

The Revd Colin McConaghie has been appointed the new Rector of the grouped parish of Castleknock and Mulhuddart with Clonsilla. Colin is currently Rector of Carrickmacross Group of Parishes in the Diocese of Clogher and his appointment was announced in both parishes this morning (Sunday March 20).

Colin was ordained a Deacon in 2011 and a Priest in 2012. He served as Deacon Intern in Seagoe Parish (Down and Dromore), and as Curate Assistant in Derryglass Parish, Dungannon (Armagh) and Dunboyne and Rathmolyon Group of Parishes (Meath and Kildare) before being appointed Rector of Carrickmacross Group in April 2017.

He is from Lurgan in County Armagh, his home parish is Shankill, Lurgan. Prior to ordination he worked in events and environmental education with Craigavon Borough Council. He is married to Janice and he has three daughters, twins Madison and Siena and Ava.

His interests in ministry include working with children and young people, community outreach and mission, worship and liturgy (both traditional and contemporary) and pastoral care. His hobbies including walking their dogs, Alfie and Cooney, rugby (supporting Ulster and Ireland), playing tennis and travel (usually involving rugby).

Commenting on his appointment Colin said: “It has truly been a privilege to serve as Rector in the Carrickmacross Group of Parishes. The parishioners of the three parishes, St Finbarr’s, Magheracloone and Ardragh and the wider community of Carrickmacross have been so supportive of Janice and I and we will always remember our time here fondly. While moving was not an easy decision I am excited by what lies ahead in Castleknock and Mulhuddart with Clonsilla and look forward to getting to know the people there and serving both the parishes and the wider community.”

 

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