The Bishop of Cork, the Right Reverend Dr Paul Colton, is pleased to announce that he has appointed the Reverend David Bowles, Curate-Assistant of Douglas Union of Parishes, with Frankfield, to be Priest-in-Charge of Moviddy Union of Parishes (half-time) and also Assistant Chaplain (half-time) at Cork University Hospital.
David Bowles has been curate-assistant in Douglas Union of Parishes with Frankfield since 2015.
Cork University Hospital, together with Cork University Maternity Hospital, is the largest university teaching hospital in the State. The Parish of Moviddy Union, with its three churches in Aherla, Templemartin, and Kilmurry, is to the west of Cork City, mainly in the Lee Valley north of Bandon, and incorporating the important county town of Macroom.
Bishop Colton said:
I am very pleased that David is taking on this role in this small but lovely parish, with hugely supportive and committed parishioners, as well as in Cork University Hospital, a ministry which he has already experienced and to which he is ideally suited.
Canon Dr Daniel Nuzum, who is the Church of Ireland Chaplain at Cork University Hospital said:
I am delighted to welcome David as a colleague as he joins our multi-denominational chaplaincy team and look forward to sharing in ministry in the breadth and diversity of healthcare.
In response to his appointment., the Reverend David Bowles said:
Michelle and I, together with our family, are very much looking forward to getting to know the parishioners of Moviddy Union, sharing in their journeys and exploring and developing together in faith.
I am delighted with this opportunity to follow my calling and combine parish ministry with hospital ministry, both of which excite me. Following my blessed last 4 years as Curate Assistant in Douglas Union of Parishes with Frankfield, I believe that this is where God is calling me now. I pray that it will a fruitful partnership for both my family and the parish, and indeed Cork University Hospital as well.