(CEN) Arctic election for Irish rector

A former Crosslink’s missionary and British Army chaplain has been elected Suffragan Bishop of the Arctic. The Rev. Darren McCartney, rector of Knocknamuckley in the Church of Ireland’s Diocese of Down and Dromore will be consecrated…at the “igloo cathedral” in Iqualit on Baffin Island.

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5 comments on “(CEN) Arctic election for Irish rector

  1. Grant LeMarquand says:

    good news for the Canadian church.

  2. clarin says:

    Many are cold but few are frozen.
    The Diocese of the Arctic has always been a stalwart evangelical place – semper sit in flore.

  3. Archer_of_the_Forest says:

    Wow, that makes me cold just thinking about it.

  4. oursonpolaire says:

    Canadian-born clergy (non-Inuit) have always stayed clear of the Arctic– many qallunat (white) clergy have been from England or Ireland over the years. Pangnirtung is important ecclesiastically, as it houses the Arthur Turner Training College, where most Inuit ordinands are trained and clergy do development courses, so the Rector of Pangnirtung would get to be widely known throughout the diocese by reputation.

  5. Christopher Johnson says:

    Knocknamuckley. I officially love that name.