St Augustine’s Parish Church has a new Rector, following the historic departure of Rev Pat Storey, who was made Bishop of Kildare and Meath in September last year.
The appointment of Rev Malcolm Ferry was announced on Sunday, March 9 at Services in St Augustine’s and All Saints Clooney.
Rev Ferry is currently the Rector of Waterside Parish, All Saints Clooney.
Commenting on his appointment he said: “I am delighted to continue serving the people of a city that I have come to love. My years working with the people of All Saints Clooney have been really fulfilling and happy. However I am looking forward to the fresh opportunities of working with the parishioners of St Augustine’s and to the future”.
Welcoming the announcement, Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, Ken Good, said: “Malcolm brings great creativity and experience to his new role in St Augustine’s. He has shown a real commitment to engaging with the local community in Clooney and leaves that parish well placed for the future.
“We are very encouraged by the energy and commitment our parishes bring to the life of this city and I look forward to the contribution that Rev Ferry and the St Augustine’s family are going to make to that”.
Rev Ferry is married to Carol who is a qualified pharmacist. The couple have three children, James, Sarah and Rebekah.
Before his move to Clooney Rev Ferry served as Rector of Castlerock.
Prior to his theological training in the Church of Ireland Theological College and ordination in 1996 he had a successful business career with Moy Park.
The date for the Institution will be announced shortly.