The Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, the Right Reverend Dr Paul Colton, is pleased to announce the appointment of the Reverend Adam Pullen to the incumbency of Fanlobbus Union of parishes in the Diocese. Fanlobbus Union of parishes is centred on the town of Dunmanway, County Cork and also includes churches in Drimoleague, Drinagh, Coolkelure and the surrounding areas.
The Reverend Adam Pullen is currently Incumbent of Stranorlar in the Diocese of Raphoe and has served there since 2013. He is an experienced rector with more than 14 years of parish ministry in diverse contexts, from thriving suburban and deprived inner city settings, as well as rural framing communities. He describes himself as ‘passionate about whole-life discipleship and faith formation in children, young people and adults leading to faith in action in the community.’
Originally from Dublin, Adam studied for a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Wales (Aberystwyth) in microbiology. He trained for ordination at St John’s Theological College, Nottingham, did a post-graduate diploma in theology with the Open University, and then completed a Master of Arts in Mission and Ministry at the University of Nottingham. He was ordained deacon in the Cathedral of Saint John, Brecon, in the Church in Wales in 2006 and, a year later in 2007, was ordained there to the priesthood. He served in parishes in the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon, and in what was the Diocese of Tuam, Killala and Achonry in the west of Ireland, before his move to Derry and Raphoe in 2013.
Speaking about his appointment as Incumbent of Fanlobbus Union, Adam said:
I look forward to new opportunities and new pastures in West Cork amongst the people of the Fanlobbus Union of parishes. Although it will be difficult to leave behind friends in Donegal as I take this next step, I am looking forward to connecting the families of my new home through the mother and toddler group , school and Joy Club. Moving to Dunmanway will also give me an opportunity to return to bell ringing. This will be my first time being a rector of a church with a full ring of bells.
In my free time I am a bit of a foodie and moving to culinary Cork will open up new menus. I will also be sad to leave the art group in the Twin Towns but hope that I can take up the brushes anew in Cork.