Peter Rutherford


Current parish and responsibilities:

  • Rector of the Kinsale Union of Parishes since 2015.

Wider Church:

  • Secular Oblate OSB, Holy Cross Monastery, Rostrevor

Contact details:




  • Ordained Deacon in Down Cathedral, on 24th June, 1983.
  • Ordained Priest in the Church of St Patrick, Ballymaccarett, Belfast on 24th June, 1984.

Education / Qualifications:

  • St Andrew’s University, M. Theol (Hons)
  • Ulster University, M.A.
  • Trinity College, Dublin Dip. Th.

Previous ministry:

  • Curate, Stormont (St Molua), Diocese of Down, 1983–85
  • Chaplain HM Forces 1985-2001
  • Assist Chapl Gen HM Forces 2001-02
  • Priest-in-charge Varese, within Chaplaincy of Milan, Genoa and Varese, Diocese of Gibralter in Europe 2003-2004
  • Officiating Chaplain HM Forces 2003-2004
  • Castlepollard and Oldcastle, Diocese of Meath and Kildare, 2004-10
  • Julianstown, Diocese of Meath and Kildare, 2010-15.