Revd Francis Rutledge

The Rectory, 47 Main Street, Kesh, Co. Fermanagh. BT93 1TF

Francis was ordained to the Priesthood in 1987. He has  a B.Th. from Trinity College, Dublin and a B.A. (Hons) in Social Administration from Ulster University. He was a Curate in Holywood Parish Church and Willowfield Parish and Rector at St Hilda's Church (Belfast), Carrigrohane Union of Parishes (Cork), Donacavey & Barr (Fintona), and from 2004 at Christ Church (Bangor) until 2020 when he became Rector of Ardess Parish Church.

Francis has a passion for community (having previously been heavily involved in Christians Against Poverty). He is married to Julie and they have four clildren and four grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with his family, meeting up with friends, walking his Golden Retriever and labradoodle dogs and reading.