The Reverend Ian Morison Cruickshank has been appointed rector of Killanne Union of Parishes and parishioners there are looking forward to his institution on December 15th in Killanne Church at 7.30 p.m.
Ahead of his arrival and by way of introducing himself to Killanne parishioners and the wider Diocese he sent on these images of himself and his family and the following biographical detail:
“I’m originally from Aberdeen in North East Scotland and was educated there,” he says.
“I went on to work in psychiatric nursing, oil rigs, supporting the N.E. fishing fleet, residential care for adults with learning difficulties (while also being) an itinerant evangelist.”
Education for ministry was in Belfast Bible College and the Church of
Ireland Theological College, Dublin.
“Since ordination in the Church of Ireland our travels as a family have taken us to Bray in County Wicklow, Kilcooley, County Tipperary, Ballygawley, County Tyrone and Sydenham in East Belfast.”
Apart from his family some of his other loves include football, motorbikes, keeping up to date with life, being with people, his dogs and lastly, sunshine.
“The more time goes on,” he says, “the more aware I am that all we have experienced in our lives, the good and the bad, prepare us to be of some benefit, for this day. I am especially thankful for all the amazing people I have met over the years, and look forward to working with them in different ways, to the benefit of Kilanne Union and the wider community.”