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. 

Sonia Evans


Fountain Centre, Drumwhinney, Kesh, Co. Fermanagh, BT93 1SD

028 6863 2695

Sonia took on the role of Parish Administrator in 2016. She had become a Christian in 2008 after attending an Alpha course run by Ardess Parish Church.

She previously worked in London and Australia top-tier law firms as a Senior Legal Secretary and also has experience working in commercial estate agents.

Sonia currently balances her time between her three children (Morgan, Lewis & Jorja), her work and studying the Women’s Study Fellowship Course at Belfast Bible College.