New Rector for Kilgariffe Union of Parishes (Clonakilty, County Cork)

The Bishop of Cork, the Right Reverend Dr Paul Colton, has announced that, following meetings of the Board of Nomination, the Reverend Kingsley Sutton has been appointed as the new rector of Kilgariffe Union of Parishes (centred on the West Cork town of Clonakilty).  The Service of Institution will take place on Tuesday, 19th April in Kilgariffe Parish Church.

Having recently resigned his incumbency in Newry, in the Diocese of Dromore, the Reverend Kingsley Sutton currently holds a General Licence in that Diocese, and he has been looking for a new opportunity for ministry.

Bishop Colton said:

I am pleased that the Board of Nomination are giving him that opportunity.  I know that he will receive a warm and encouraging welcome in Kilgariffe Parish. We also look forward to welcoming him and his family to the Diocese, and to supporting Kingsley in this new beginning in ministry.

The Reverend Kingsley Sutton

The Reverend Kingsley Sutton

Kingsley is originally from County Wicklow where he grew up on a farm in Powerscourt Parish in the Diocese of Dublin and Glendalough, and his wife Daphne, a teacher, is from Cork.  They have five children.  Having completed his education in Wesley College, Dublin, Kingsley spent some years full-time in farming before training for ordination at the Church of Ireland Theological College (at Trinity College, Dublin).  He served curacies in St Matthew’s Parish, Belfast (Diocese of Connor) and in Willowfield Parish, Belfast (Diocese of Down) before being appointed as Rector of the Parishes of St Patrick and St Mary, Newry, County Down (Diocese of Dromore) in 2002.

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