Rector: Rev. Nick Jones
Who am I? The most important thing about me is that I am a follower of the Lord Jesus and long to help others follow him as well. I was born in and raised in England, and although from a Christian home I rejected Christ for a number of years after my mum died of cancer when I was 14. Graciously the Lord showed his love and forgiveness to me and once I understood God's love shown at the cross I began to reinterpret my circumstances in the light of that love. I could no longer question his goodness.
I trained and worked as a lawyer in London, but increasingly found my desire was to share the good news of the Lord Jesus and so I took early retirement and went to work for a church in Cornwall! This was to test a perceived calling to overseas mission. The call to some form of ministry was confirmed and I went to theological college to train for overseas mission. While I was there I met my wonderful (Irish) wife Dorothy. She persuaded me to consider ordination and Ireland! I'm here now and delighted to be here, this was confirmed to be the right thing on the morning of my first Sunday here as I read these words in my morning reading: "Imagine, God from all eternity picturing you and me, with our particular upbringing and background, all our varied experience of life and work, our unique strengths; and, punctual to the second, he has us where he wants to use us." I'm convinced that's here among the Drung Group of parishes.
I enjoy being a husband and father and spare time is largely taken up with family, but if I do get a moment spare I really enjoy windsurfing, surfing, 5-aside football, cutting sticks and a bit of gardening!
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Ministry Trainee: Daithí Greene
I grew up in Holywood, County Down and I have just finished four years of studying Music at Trinity College, Dublin. I love music of all kinds and genres and enjoy listening to, writing or playing music with friends in my spare time. I also enjoy taking and editing photos.
I was initially drawn into the church through music — in my first year of secondary school, a friend invited me to play guitar in the band of my local Church of Ireland parish and I’ve been singing and playing in church ever since. But it was in my later teens, after struggling with sins and doubts about the faith, that I looked back on my life and saw how intently God had led me throughout. I could see that He was faithful despite my faithlessness. It only seemed right to commit my life to the One who had given His life for me.
During my time in Dublin, I began to feel led towards ministry in the Church of Ireland. And so I’m looking forward to studying part-time at Cornhill while learning and serving at Drung Group and getting to know you all!