AGHERTON PARISH CHURCH
Revd Malcolm R.K.Ferry
Revd Ferry is married to Carol and they have three grown up children, James , Sarah and Rebekah.
Brought up in a large family in the Parish of Donaghmore, Armagh Diocese, the young Malcolm attended St Michael’s Church in the village of Castlecaulfield, where he was a member of the Boys’ Brigade and taught Sunday School. He graduated from Stranmillis College, Belfast, and taught for two years before taking a position in industry.
Through the fellowship of vocation in the Diocese of Armagh, Malcolm entered Church of Ireland Theological College and after ordination was appointed as Curate Assistant to Agherton Parish, Portstewart, in 1996.
Following his first incumbency in Kilwaughter and Cairncastle with Craigyhill in the Diocese of Connor (1999–2003), he moved to the Diocese of Derry and Raphoe, where he was rector in Castlerock with Dunboe and Fermoyle (2003–2008) and Clooney with Strathfoyle (2008–2014), before moving to St Augustine’s.
Revd Malcolm said his appointment as rector of Agherton brings him back to the church where his ordained ministry began. “We have many happy memories and Agherton Parish was formational for me in my ministry,” he said.
“I am delighted to be going ‘back home’ to the town and people of Portstewart. Agherton Parish was a place of great generosity and diversity and with that came many unique and rewarding opportunities. I look forward, with the people of the parish, to the challenges and opportunities yet to come and we journey forward with God.”
Revd Ferry's interests include music, football (he is a Manchester United Fan) and enjoying the company of good friends.