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 on 2 June 2012 at the “igloo cathedral” in Iqualit on Baffin Island.
A Crosslinks missionary with his wife, Karen, to the Arctic, Mr. McCartney was ordained in the Arctic in 2004 and ministered at St Luke’s Church in Pangnirtung before returning to Ulster in 2006.
The Bishop of Down & Dromore, the Rt. Rev. Harold Miller said he was “absolutely thrilled to hear of the election.”
“Darren was ordained in the Arctic and exercised a very effective ministry there before returning to Northern Ireland. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his wife Karen on the occasion of his consecration on Trinity Sunday. We look forward to celebrating with him when he returns. May the rich blessings of God be on Darren’s episcopal ministry,” Bishop Miller said.