Parish Ministry Team

Rev Diane Matchett

Rev Diane Matchett

“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.” 2 Corinthians 4:7

My life as an ordained minister only began in June 2005. Although my ordained life is relatively short comparing to other colleagues, my Christian life has been an adventure of many years. Being taught the Christian Faith as a very young child was very important and considered a high priority in our family, by my mother especially.

I have really good memories of growing up on a farm with 8 other brothers and sisters and we were never bored. Life was so busy and exciting, there was always something happening at our house. Hospitality was also very important in our upbringing. My father and mother were always welcoming other people to eat with us and even stay.

I am so grateful to the people who influenced my life and the experiences that I have had, even though some were challenging and difficult. Every moment of our lives can potentially lead us closer to Jesus especially when we remember that it is God who is in the driving seat.

Life is certainly very active as a new incumbent of this parish. It seems that the last few months have flown by and it is a real privilege to serve the people here. The jump from being a curate to a rector is a huge one and I can sense very strongly the prayers and support of those around me. I have already met so many people and week by week I am able to put more names to faces which is really important to me personally. I am excited about the future as I feel very much called to serve God here. I want to take this opportunity on behalf of Mark, my husband and myself, to wish all who read this a lovely Christmas and new year full of adventure.

With love and best wishes

Rev Adam Quigley

Rev Adam Quigley

Our Curate, was appointed to the parish in 2003 when he was ordained into the Auxiliary or Non-Stipendiary Ministry. He works full-time for the Roads Service in Londonderry as a civil engineer, dealing with planning applications in the Development Control section.

He is 60 years old and is happily married to Marlyn. They have three children, Sara, Gareth & Andrew. Adams ‘home church’ is St. Augustine’s in Londonderry, but Killowen Church in Coleraine was his ‘home’ after getting married until his ordination. Now well settled in Castlerock and Articlave, Adam assists the Rector with the church services and is involved with the Fringe youth group and Bible studies.

Since committing his life to Jesus as a student in Birmingham many years ago, Adam has felt God’s presence in his life guiding and directing him, albeit sometimes only recognising God’s direction afterwards! His favourite verse is probably from Jeremiah, chapter 29 verse 11. This is the first verse he committed to memory after his conversion and it continues to provide comfort and a challenge:

“For I know the plans I have for you’, declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Lorna Bradley

Lorna Bradley

Lornas is the Parish Reader of St. Paul’s Dunboe, Articlave.

Lorna joined St. Paul’s Parish Church after her marriage to Noel in 1975. They have three sons, David, Samuel and Jonathan.

She was commissioned as a Parish Reader on 22nd January 2006. She has been secretary of the Mothers’ Union and is a choir member.

Lorna is keenly interested in all aspects of Church life, in particular Bible Study and being a member of the Ministry team.

Isobel Nutt

Isobel Nutt

Isobel is the Parish reader of Christ Church, Castlerock.

Isobel is married to Billy with one daughter and one son, Andrea and Martin.

She was commissioned as a Parish Reader in 2006.

She is a retired language teacher and moved to Castlerock in 1977 and has been a parishioner in Christ Church ever since.