Revd Francis Rutledge

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

A native of Belfast, Revd Rutledge was ordained to the Priesthood in 1987 and served as Curate in Holywood Parish Church between 1986–1989 followed by a curacy of almost two years in Willowfield Parish, Belfast.

In 1991, Revd Rutledge was instituted as Rector of St Hilda’s Church, Belfast, and he was later appointed Rector of Carrigrohane Union of Parishes in the Diocese of Cork where he served until 2004. 

Revd Rutledge was briefly in Clogher Diocese, serving in Donacavey and Barr before his appointment to his present position at Christ Church, Bangor, which is a shared church with a Methodist congregation. He has been heavily involved in the Christians Against Poverty movement and reaching out to the local community.

Revd Rutledge who has a B.A, (Hons) in Social Administration from Ulster University and a B.Th. from Trinity College, Dublin, says he enjoys being with family and friends and meeting up with people. He also enjoys walking with his Golden Retriever dogs and reading.

Revd Rutledge and his wife, Julie, have four grown–up children and four grandchildren.