It was announced in churches this morning that Bishop Michael Burrows has appointed the Rev Alex Morahan as Incumbent of the Killala Group (Killala Union & Kilmoremoy Union).
The Bishop says “I’m delighted that the Revd Alex Morahan has accepted my invitation to be Rector and will arrive in early November. He is currently full-time chaplain to Kilkenny College but is by birth a Mayo man. His ministry began in the RC context, in which he had rich international experience, but then he moved away from that context and embraced Anglicanism as a parishioner in Bunclody, Co Wexford where he currently resides. He served as a fulltime lay healthcare chaplain for some years in Dublin as part of an ecumenical team before taking up his present role in Kilkenny college.”
Some words from Rev Morahan – “I am genuinely excited to be appointed to the Killala Group and am looking forward to meeting all those working in and connected to all 7 churches. I am also truly sad to leave the people of Kilkenny college, staff, students and their families behind me. I have great love for and belief in the young people I’ve known through these 4 years, I have also enjoyed the support and friendship of Bishop Adrian Wilkinson and many clergy friends and congregations throughout Cashel, Ferns and Ossory. They will always be a special part of this journey of mine. I’m married to Maggie Power and we have a daughter, Megan, who has just completed her Leaving cert in Kilkenny college. We are nervous and excited about this new step in our journey.”