New rector for Ballycastle

The institution of the Rev David Ferguson as rector of the parishes of Ramoan and Culfeightrin, Ballycastle, will take place this Tuesday (May 3) at 8pm.

Mr Ferguson was previously curate assistant of the Parish of Antrim. He is 56 and is married to Margaret. The couple have four children and three grandchildren. Before his ordination in 2004 Mr Ferguson was in public service for 29 years.

He was curate in Antrim Parish since 2004, and last year switched from Non Stipendiary Ministry to Full Time Ministry.

“I have really enjoyed my time in Antrim,” said Mr Ferguson. “It has been an amazing part of my journey, but I am looking forward to the challenges ahead.

“The two parishes are in a rural area and there is strong community support among the denominations, as there is in Antrim, and I look forward to continuing to work in that environment and building on the good work that has been ongoing in Ramoan and Culfeightrin.”