A large congregation from across the diocese of Derry and Raphoe attended the installation of Rev David Huss as Archdeacon of Raphoe. The Service took place on the evening of Friday 15th November in Raphoe Cathedral.
His wife and members of his family joined the new Archdeacon at the service. Colleagues from across the diocese as well as many of his parishioners came to the Service to support him as he begins a new role within the diocese. David Huss is Rector of Donegal, Killymard, Lough Eske and Laghey and will continue in that post as well as working as Archdeacon.
The preacher at the Service was Rev Ian Linton, Rector of Drumcliffe in Co Sligo, who was a fellow student with David Huss at Theological College. David’s wife read a Lesson at the Service. The evening finished with the congregation adjourning to the Cathedral Hall for supper.
At the time of his appointment Bishop Good said of his new Archdeacon, “He is a deeply committed pastor in his parishes. As a diocesan team we are looking forward to the contribution he is going to make in fulfilling our purpose, Transforming Community Radiating Christ”.
Every diocese has an Archdeacon. The Church of Ireland describes this senior leadership role as “assisting the bishop in the bishop’s pastoral care and office” within their diocese. The Archdeacon of Derry is The Ven Robert Miller.
Archdeacon Huss is a gifted academic with First Class Honours degrees from Oxford University in physics and theology. Prior to Ordination he taught for five years. His wife Beverly is a GP in Donegal and they have three young boys.
Photo: Archdeacon David Huss, Bishop Good, Canon Harry Gilmore, Canon David Crookes, Archdeacon of Derry Robert Miller & Canon Stuart Wright