A Service of Institution of the Rev George Davison took place in St Nicholas Parish Church, Carrickfergus, on Monday June 29.
A native of south Belfast, Mr Davison, 44, has a BD from St Andrew’s University, Scotland. He also studied at Oakhill Church of England College, London and at the Church of Ireland Theological College, Dublin.
He was ordained a Deacon in June 1992 at a service in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, and served his curacy in St Mark’s Parish, Portadown.
In October 1995 Mr Davison was appointed rector of the Parish of Kinawley and Holy Trinity, Derrylin, Co Fermanagh, a small rural parish bordering Co Cavan in the Diocese of Kilmore.
He remained rector there until his appointment to Carrickfergus. In 1997 he was appointed Diocesan Director of Ordinands, and in 2003 he became Archdeacon of Kilmore. Mr Davison was also a member of the Diocesan Forward Steering Committee.
He is married to Nadine, and the couple has two children, Erin aged 15 and 12-year-old Jamie.
Speaking of his new incumbency, Mr Davison said: “I am looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead in Carrickfergus. We are going to miss the folk in Derrylin, it has been a great place to be, but we are looking ahead to what God has for us in Carrickfergus.”
Mr Davison was instituted rector of St Nicholas by the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy, Bishop of Connor.