• 10 January 2022

New Diocesan Chaplain for MU

Warmest congratulations to Revd Duncan Pollock who has been appointed as the Diocesan Chaplain to Mothers’ Union in Down and Dromore.

“I am delighted that Duncan has accepted my invitation to take on this important role in the diocese,” said Bishop David.

“With all the challenges that Covid–19 has brought to us recently, the Mothers’ Union has a wonderful opportunity to come alongside families with the presence of God to heal, to restore and to bless.

“The Revd Duncan Pollock will bring so much to the task of encouraging Mothers’ Union and the branches in Down and Dromore in his role as Chaplain.

“Duncan has done outstanding work during Covid–19 and is much loved in the Parish of Groomsport where he is rector. I am so pleased that the diocese at large will now benefit from his many gifts and his understanding of God’s wonderful grace for his church and for his world.

“As Duncan takes on this new responsibility I would like to thank the outgoing Diocesan Chaplain, Revd Gerald Macartney for his faithful service and pastoral ministry, especially over the extended and difficult period of the pandemic.”  

Speaking of his appointment, Revd Duncan Pollock, said: 

“When Bishop David invited me to take up the post of Chaplain to the Diocesan Mothers’ Union, I was both surprised and flattered. Surprised, because it was so unexpected! At my stage of ministry such invitations are rare. Flattered, because it shows such faith in me. I hope I can live up to that faith and trust. 

“I would ask that all members of the MU across the diocese keep in me in their prayers as I prepare myself to take up this new chapter in my ministry.”