The Rev Norman McCausland was appointed Rector of All Saints, Raheny and St John's Coolock during August 2013. He will be instituted into this position at a service in All Saints' Church on Friday, 29th November 2013. He replaces Rev Jim Carroll who retired in April 2013.
A native of Omagh in County Tyrone, Norman has a background in town and country planning. However, during a time volunteering at the Church of Ireland Chaplaincy at Queen's University, Belfast, he explored a sense of vocation to ordained ministry. He went on to train at the Church of Ireland Theological College and Trinity College, Dublin and was ordained in 1989. He served his first curacy in Portadown and a second curacy in County Cork.
Visits to development projects in Kenya and Uganda and a study of church growth in Singapore, led Norman to serve in the wider World Church. Following training with Church Missionary Society at Selly Oak Colleges, Birmingham, Norman became Assistant Chaplain to the English Speaking Congregation at All Saints' Cathedral, Cairo in 1994. He was also Priest in Charge of St John's Church, Maadi, Cairo, with a congregation of expatriates, mainly from the USA and the UK.
On returning home, Norman was appointed Bishop's Curate at St Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny, before joining the staff of the Church of Ireland Theological College as the Chaplain–Tutor. At the end of his contract with the College, he worked again with Church Missionary Society Ireland, this time as a Mission Development Officer.
Norman has ministered in a number of parishes in Dublin and has in recent years been attached to Holy Trinity parish in Killiney.
He is delighted to have been appointed the new Rector of Raheny and Coolock.
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