The Rev Patrick McGlinchey, Church of Ireland Chaplain at Queen’s University, Diocese of Connor, has been appointed a part-time Lecturer in Missiology at the Church of Ireland Theological Institute.
His appointment was announced by the Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of Ireland and the Director of the Theological Institute.
Mr McGlinchey will take up his new role in September, teaching for three days per week and also lecturing to the part-time students attending residential weekends over the next two years.
As well as his university chaplaincy role, Mr McGlinchey is working on a doctoral thesis that will make a comparative assessment of evangelical theology and the thinking of Joseph Ratzinger. Prior to serving as Chaplain in Queen’s, Mr McGlinchey was involved in local ecumenical ministry in England and has particular experience in the establishment of new centres of worship through church-planting.
The Rev Dr Maurice Elliott, Director of the Theological Institute, said: “I am delighted to welcome the Rev Paddy McGlinchey to our teaching faculty here at CITI. By dint of both his own personal spiritual background and his particular academic interest I am convinced that Paddy will have much to offer in the training of students for mission and ministry in twenty-first century Ireland.”
Welcoming Mr McGlinchey on behalf of the CITI Council, the Rt Rev Dr Michael Jackson, Chairperson of the CITI Council, said: “I welcome the appointment of the Rev Patrick McGlinchey as part-time Lecturer in Missiology.
“This appointment to staff membership in the Church of Ireland Theological Institute will add breadth to the range of teaching which staff members are able to offer. Paddy is not afraid of fresh expressions and new situations. He will combine visionary creativity with careful explanation. All of these gifts and skills will strengthen the scope of training and depth of experience of those embarking on the M.Th. in its first cycle of delivery.”