The Right Reverend Darren McCartney has been appointed Incumbent of the Parish of Clonallon and Warrenpoint with Kilbroney in the Diocese of Dromore. Since 2012 Darren has been Suffragan (assistant) bishop of the Diocese of the Arctic.
He was ordained in the Diocese of the Arctic in 2003, ministering in Pangnirtung before returning to Northern Ireland in 2006 on his appointment as curate in Carrickfergus, Diocese of Connor. He was appointed rector of Knocknamuckley in 2009 and served there until 2012 when he was elected suffragan (assistant) Bishop of the Diocese of the Arctic.
Bishop Harold said: ‘I am very pleased to welcome Bishop Darren back to the Diocese of Down and Dromore. Please pray for him, his wife Karen and his son Liam, as they prepare to move. I know that Darren will be greatly used by God in his new ministry in Rostrevor and Warrenpoint’.
The date of the institution service will be announced soon.