Pastoring as a paramedic

Tuesday June 4th 2024

The Rev Andy Moore, curate in the Parish of Ballymena and Ballyclug, combines his full-time parish ministry with working each month as a paramedic – a job he has done both prior to and since his ordination in 2021.

In this video interview, as part of the Church of Ireland’s Inspiring angles podcast series, Andy, who has recently been appointed Chair of the Christian Ambulance Association, talks about the motivation for joining the Ambulance Service, and how both ministry opportunities have come together to serve his community. 

The video is now up online on the Church of Ireland’s Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Vimeo channels – @churchofireland.

To find out more about the Christian Ambulance Association, a small but growing organisation across the UK and Ireland, please visit its website – – and you can read an interview with Andy in the summer edition of Connor Connections, the Diocese of Connor’s magazine, which will be available this month.

The Inspiring angles series – available at – also features interviews with:

  • the Rev David Luckman on writing history books for children
  • the Rev Mike Buchanan on moving from policing to ordained ministry
  • Wilma Kirkpatrick as she discusses textile art in Belfast Cathedral
  • Belfast and Dublin Black Santas – Dean Stephen Forde and Canon Paul Arbuthnot
  • Dean Isobel Jackson reflecting on St Brigid’s legacy in Kildare Cathedral

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