Clergymen on the move...

It has been a very busy week for ecclesiastical organisations in the Londonderry district this week.

Friday, 9th May 2014, 4:12 pm
Mr. Keith Hibbert pictured before his Service of Ordination and Installation at Cumber Presbyterian Church on Friday night with his family, wife Diane, daughters Abigail, Georgia and Lydia. INLS1814MC019

The long-time Rector of All Saints Cloney, Rev Malcolm Ferry, closed the door on Sunday afternoon to his Waterside Church, and is heading to the Cityside to take over the helm at St Augustine’s Church on the Walls.

The vacancy came about after former Rector, Rev Patricia Storey left to take up the mantle of Bishop of Meathe and Kildare.

While his congregation is sad to see him go, at least they can content themselves that Mr Ferry is very much staying in the city and continuing his ministry here.

Mr. Keith Hibbert pictured before his Service of Ordination and Installation at Cumber Presbyterian Church on Friday night with his family, wife Diane, daughters Abigail, Georgia and Lydia. INLS1814MC019

Meanwhile, there were celebrations in Claudy with the ordination and installation of Rev Keith Hibbert to Cumber and Upper Cumber Presbyterian Churches.

The event was attended by the Moderator, Rev John Hannah, who participated in the service on Friday.

And David Chillingworth was installed as Dean of Raphoe in the past week too!

Due to pressure of space it is not always possible to include all the pictures in the Londonderry Sentinel newspaper, so we hope you enjoy the attached slideshow of memorable moments from both occasions...

Rev. Malcolm Ferry pictured with his wife Carol and daughters Rebekah and Sarah on Sunday at All Saints Church, Clooney. INLS1814MC032