Evan­gel­i­cal elected a Bishop

The Church of England - - NEWS -

MEET­ING AT Church House in Ar­magh on 4 Fe­bru­ary, the elec­toral col­lege of the Church of Ire­land’s Dio­cese of Kil­more, El­phin and Ardagh, has elected an evan­gel­i­cal cler­gy­man, the Rev Fer­ran Glen­field, rec­tor of Hills­bor­ough Par­ish in the Dio­cese of Down and Dro­more, as bishop in suc­ces­sion to the Rt Rev Ken Clarke.

A grad­u­ate of Queen’s Univer­sity, Belfast, Trin­ity Col­lege, Dublin and Ox­ford, Mr Glen­field served his cu­racy in the Dio­cese of Cork and in 1996 be­came rec­tor of Kill o’the Grange Par­ish in Black­rock in the Dio­cese of Dublin where he served for 16 years be­fore mov­ing to Hills­bor­ough in 2012.

The bishop–elect said: “I am very sur­prised but deeply hon­oured to be asked to serve in this ca­pac­ity as Bishop of Kil­more, El­phin and Ardagh. While the news is cou­pled with sad­ness in leav­ing Hills­bor­ough, I look for­ward to work­ing in the United Dio­ce­ses which is a very spe­cial part of the world.”

The Arch­bishop of Ar­magh, Dr Richard Clarke said: “I have known Fer­ran since we were both clergy in Cork Dio­cese and am an ad­mirer of his in­tel­lect, en­ergy and spir­i­tu­al­ity, and I wish him well in the fu­ture.”

The elec­tion must first be ap­proved House of Bish­ops be­fore a con­se­cra­tion date is set.

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