Rathcoole gets new Priest in Charge

The Reverend Mark Niblock (third from left) is pictured at his Service of Introduction as Priest in Charge of St Comgall's Parish, Rathcoole with the Bishop of Connor, The Right Reverend Alan Abernethy (second from left), Rural Dean, Canon Nigel Baylor (left) and Registrar Canon William Taggart. INNT 20-001-PSB  Pic by Phillip Byrne
The Reverend Mark Niblock (third from left) is pictured at his Service of Introduction as Priest in Charge of St Comgall's Parish, Rathcoole with the Bishop of Connor, The Right Reverend Alan Abernethy (second from left), Rural Dean, Canon Nigel Baylor (left) and Registrar Canon William Taggart. INNT 20-001-PSB Pic by Phillip Byrne
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THE Rev Mark Niblock was introduced as Priest in Charge of St Comgall’s, Rathcoole at a special service on Tuesday, May 8.

The 34-year-old Bangor native has been curate assistant in Agherton Parish, Portstewart since his ordination in June 2008.

Married to Cherry and father to two-year-old Jason, Mark read Theology at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, and worked for James Brown and Sons Funeral Directors from 1999 to 2006.

Before he was ordained, Mark studied for a Masters degree in Christian Spirituality at Milltown Institute, Dublin.

“It will be a challenge and a very different experience. We are hoping to integrate into the parish family in Rathcoole and work with them to expand the Kingdom of God,” he commented.

Mark was introduced as Priest in Charge by the Bishop of Connor, the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy. Canon Nigel Baylor and Canon William Taggart were also present at the service in St Comgall’s Parish Church.