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New Rector for Aghavea Parish

New Rector for Aghavea Parish

The Bishop of Clogher, the Right Revd John McDowell, has appointed the Revd Johnny McLoughlin as the new Rector of Aghavea Parish, near Brookeborough. The appointment follows a recent meeting of the Board of Nomination for the parish that nominated Revd McLoughlin to the Bishop for consideration.

Mr McLoughlin is currently Rector of the Parochial Group of Clonfeacle, Derrygortreavy and Eglish in the Diocese of Armagh where he has been since December 2011.   He was ordained in July 2009 and served his curacy in St Mark’s Parish, Armagh. 

Prior to his ordination, he worked as a Computer Consultant.

He and his wife, Kim have two children, Naomi (21) and Ben (15). 

Mr McLoughlin had the privilege of conducting the wedding service for his daughter last July, when she married James.

Commenting on his appointment, he said, “I am thrilled that God is bringing me to this new stage in my ministry, and I look forward to working with all those in the parish of Aghavea, and integrating with a new diocesan family. 

“My vision is that our church should be a place where we all feel comfortable, and also challenged in God’s presence, and I am excited for the future that God has for us all.”

The Service of Institution of Mr McLoughlin will take place on Friday, 29th June, in Aghavea Parish Church at 7.30pm.