Rev Peter Jones – New Rector of Mossley Parish
The institution of the Rev Peter Jones as the new rector of Mossley Parish took place in the Church of the Holy Spirit on Wednesday 23rd August 2017.
Peter was curate assistant in Drumglass Parish, Armagh Diocese, before his appointment to Mossley. Aged, 35, Peter is married to Kim and they have two young children, Timothy and Hannah.
Rev Peter Jones, the recently instituted new Rector of Mossley Parish, was a teacher before joining the ministry.
Originally from Tobermore, Peter is a former pupil of Rainey Endowed School in Magherafelt. He went on to read History at the University of Ulster in Coleraine. After graduating, he did a PGCE and taught history for eight years at Lisneal College in the Waterside, Londonderry. He was involved in administration and pastoral care and was a Year Head. He was also a Principal Examiner in GCSE History.
Peter trained at the Church of Ireland Theological Institute and was ordained a deacon in 2013. He served an internship in Maghera Parish. After being ordained a priest in 2014 he was curate assistant in Drumglass.
Peter said he and Kim were looking forward to getting to know the people in Mossley parish and ministering to them. “We felt a real strong sense of God’s call,” he said.
Peter was instituted as rector by the Bishop of Connor, the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy. Preacher at the service was the Ven Andrew Forster, rector of Drumglass and Archdeacon of Ardboe.
Find out more about Mossley Parish, where Rev Peter Jones has recently been instituted as rector, on their website.