Ven. Andrew Forster has been confirmed as the Bishop of Derry and Raphoe following a meeting between the House of Bishops in Dublin yesterday (Wednesday).
Archdeacon Forster (52), a father of three, succeeds Ken Good who retired at the end of May this year.
Archdeacon Forster has been Rector of Drumglass (Dungannon), in the Diocese of Armagh, since 2007, and Archdeacon of Ardboe since 2015.
He was previously Rector of Drumcliffe and Archdeacon of Elphin and Ardagh, in the Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh (2002-2007), Church of Ireland Chaplain and Dean of Residence at Queen’s University Belfast (1995-2002), and Curate in Willowfield Parish Church, Belfast, in the Diocese of Down and Dromore (1992-1995).
His consecration is planned for Sunday, 8th December, at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh.