Two new faces are Derry and Raphoe-bound

Two new clergy will be joining parishes in the Diocese of Derry and Raphoe this autumn once they complete their deacon internships in the Diocese of Connor.

Rev Andrea Cotter, who has been serving her Deacon internship in the Parish of Skerry, Rathcavan and Newtowncrommelin, has been appointed Curate Assistant of All Saints Parish, Clooney, where she will serve with Rev David McBeth.

And Rev Alan McCracken will leave the United Parish of Ballynure and Ballyeaston to succeed Rev Suzanne Cousins in the Moville Group of Parishes, which has been vacant for the past two years.

The two deacons will be ordained to the priesthood in September, after which they will take up their new appointments.

We extend the warmest of welcomes to Andrea and her husband Richard, and Alan and his wife Karen, as they prepare to join us in the Church of Ireland’s northernmost diocese. All four can be assured of our prayers as they look forward to new chapters in their lives and ministries.

We trust that both couples will enjoy the support and prayers of their new congregations, too.