The Rev Malcolm Ferry, rector of Agherton Parish, has been appointed as rural dean of the deanery of Coleraine and succeeds the Rev Canon George Graham.
As rural dean, Malcolm will have responsibility for taking care of parishes during a time of vacancy and when an incumbent is off ill.
The diocese is most grateful to Canon Graham for his unstinting faithfulness in service and commitment to the parishes and the parishioners in the deanery during his time as rural dean.
Agherton Parish, Portstewart, is the first Church of Ireland Parish in Northern Ireland to appoint a parish nurse.....or two!!