Appointment to Parish of Ballybeen

Welcome to Jim Cheshire, our new Rector!

Jim grew up in Florida where his father was the pastor of an Evangelical Free Church. He is married to Diane who is from Coleraine and they have 2 children.

After moving to Northern Ireland in 1999, Jim was led to to minister in various settings, including West Presbyterian Church, Bangor, Strandtown Baptist Church, Belfast, and Holywood Parish Church. It was while he was in Holywood that he felt led to train for ordination in the Church of Ireland.

Bishop Harold ordained Jim as Curate Assistant in Bangor Parish on Easter Sunday 2014.

Jim was instituted as rector of the Parish of Ballybeen on Friday 26th January 2018.